Quote:'Hybrid' isn't really the correct description, it is more a crossbred animal. A hybrid is a cross between two separate species, like a mule...one parent a horse, the other a donkey. Two breeds of chicken are not different species, just different types, so you don't get a hybrid, just a different looking chicken, like crossing two purebred dogs to make a mutt dog. It's not really a bad thing necessarily. It's how new breeds are made, and new colors introduced into an existing breed, or improvements in desired type can be achieved. A hybrid is a cross between different species OR different varieties of the same species. Hybrid corn is corn crossed with other varieties of corn, not wheat or oats or some other completely different species. Hybrid tomatoes are crosses of different varieties of tomatoes. Any cross between varieties is a hybrid. The Cornish X's are hybrids, but so are my crosses between standard Cornish and Light Brahma, and any other mixed breed birds. Hybrids are not necessarily a bad thing thing. But to maintain genetic diversity, it's good to maintain some purebred stock, as well.