I've never had any interest in hatching my own eggs but I just recently lost my speckled sussex hen (Dot) to a hawk. She has been laying eggs now for about a month and well...the day she was killed she left me an egg. I have a mille fleur roo and did not know if it was frowned upon to potentially hatch "mutts". I am hoping that the egg is fertile but if this is uncouth, please let me know. I gave the egg to a friend who is hatching some other eggs to put in her incubator for me. The idea of having a "Dot" chick running around did make me feel better but again, not sure if this is a good thing or not to do. If it's okay, has anyone had a cross as this? I have yet to figure out how "Boots", my roo, actually accomplishes fertilizing an egg b/c frankly, it just looks like he's playing leap frog.