crossing chicken breeds???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickieshealing, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. chickieshealing

    chickieshealing Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know, can you cross any hen and rooster regardless of breed and get a baby? I heard once it has to do with size. I have Seramas mating with my Brahmas and other big hens. Will they have babies? Do some breeds not mix?
     
  2. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may be difficult for a Serama to breed with a large hen but technically it can happen. Rumpless Auracana have difficulty breeding as far as I know they are the only one's and it's just due to being Rumpless.
     
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  3. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't that how we pretty much got the breeds we have nowadays? Crossing this, to that?
    It is my understanding the ancestor of chickens is the red junglefowl, still around. But with time they were crossed, selected for attributes and prettu much what we call "pure breeds" today are crosses anyhow...
     
  4. chickieshealing

    chickieshealing Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! I'm suprised there are so few cross-breeds, and that we haven't developed tons more standard breeds with all that ability to cross fertilize between kinds! There is so little about this on the net, and so little discussion...I wonder why! I was assuming there was not much ability to cross-breed! I can't wait to see what is going to come out of my incubator!!! (I think I posted this in the wrong section...and with this forum being so big maybe I should find a better forum to start this thread on.) But very interesting responses...I had no idea this was true, and couldn't find any info to answer my question before.
     
  5. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm doing the same thing got a green layer type roster and mixed him with a brown layer, cant see what comes out! I'm on day 9 and got like 7 developing. it would probably be like mixing dog breeds to get another "mutt breed"
     
  6. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's exactly like dog breeds a male Chihuahua could impregnate a Great Dane female. If you breed a green egg breed with a brown egg breed you end up with Olive Eggers.
     
  7. un-named543

    un-named543 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What DO you have in your incubator? What kinds of breeds, or mixtures of breeds are you expecting? could be fun!
     
  8. CBarrett

    CBarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 roosters: A Delaware and a RIR.. Our hens are Delawares, RIR's and NHR's - we get quite a nice variety of the mix, but they are pretty much all the same size birds that are dual purpose. Nice jumbo eggs out of the NHR's and RIR's, large eggs out of the Delawares, and they are all laying year round.
     
  9. chickieshealing

    chickieshealing Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I have eggs as an austrolope x serama, orpington x serama, light and buff brahma x serama, silkie x mille fluer, polish x americana, polish x RI Red to name a few. I didn't put them in yet though because I didn't know it would work to cross them! Now I'm hopeful to try!!
     
  10. Steve Jahnsen

    Steve Jahnsen New Egg

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    I have a breda rooster that stands really tall I'm thinking of a cross with a barred rock hen it would be a huge chicken
     

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