Coolest Mixed Breed contest

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by Nankin22, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I always thought geese were cool! I heard they can fend off some kinds of predators..
     
  2. castillofa

    castillofa Out Of The Brooder

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    I am still new to raising chic, but I do have a question. Is there really a downside to having a mixed flock? If they are all dual purpose with similar dispositions, I could only see having additional color variations.

    Any info and or comments would be helpful. :/
     
  3. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you aren't planning on showing or selling eggs or chicks, there is no reason that you can't have and really enjoy a mixed flock. This spring I decided to purchase 11 pullets from 11 different breeds :) I was more looking for a rainbow in my egg carton then keeping breeds separated. If I ever choose to breed pure, I will just make separate breeding pens for my mated birds. Until then, I'm going to enjoy looking at all my different chicken 'eye candy'!
     
  4. Nankin22

    Nankin22 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes i agree as long as your not showing or selling chicks and do decide to breed to make choickens for you sometimes you can get a mixed breed that lays alot of eggs
     
  5. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Meet the amazing Silki-silk! He's in his tux where he won a prize at a local pet show...too cute! He's 7 months old.
     
  6. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping to get 9 chicks this year of 8 different breeds ;D I figure I will try to get 7 girls and 2 boys, one of which is going to be the same breed as one of the girls (So I can incubate and sell her eggs as pure breed :D)
     
  7. BirdyMe

    BirdyMe Chillin' With My Peeps


    So cute!! I love it! :D
     
  8. Silkie hen

    Silkie hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my Broody Silkie/Cochin/ mix hen 7 months in this picture

    Hatching 5 Silkie/Cochin/ mix chicks

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  9. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    X2!! [​IMG]

     
  10. themadchicken

    themadchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG]This is Bandit, she is 18 weeks old and i have no idea what breed s she came from other her egg was olive. She is very friendly, but very picky when it comes to bugs. She wont eat a night crawler but will eat a centipede. Guess shes into spicy food.[​IMG]
     
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