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Cross Breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by plantmgr, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. plantmgr

    plantmgr Chirping

    Aug 13, 2010
    This might be taboo here, but I was wondering if anyone would like to post pictures of Crossbred chickens, explaining which breeds were crossed and how they turned out. I'm not one to care about purebreds, I just like "pretty" chickens. I saw a chicken picture on the EE thread that was an EE crossed with a silverlaced cochin. It was gorgeous! I bought my son an incubator, and we are going to start hatching chicks. I thought this would be fun as research. Anyone interested?
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Songster

    Sep 11, 2010
    I know there are several threads dedicated to just "mutt" or crossbred birds. Just do a search and you will have a pic overload in no time. [​IMG]
  3. lildinkem

    lildinkem Songster

    Feb 4, 2009
    Many cross chickens unknowingly when the hatch till the birds start to grow out. In my case I have some nicer Buff Orps and wanted to see if they were able to lay a fertile egg. Sometimes line breeding reducing the productivity of a line.
    This is a result of that test breeding.
    His son
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011

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