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Gold pencilled hamburg rooster / silver spangled Hamburg hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by malkered, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 25 week old Gold pencilled Hamburg bantam roo running with a 25 week old silver spangled hamburg bantam hen. They are both gorgeous birds. I am wondering whether to hatch any of her eggs but I'm not sure what markings or colourings to expect.

    Has anyone experience of such a match? What would the offspring look like?
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what such a match would look like, let us know and be sure to post pictures when you find out!
     
  3. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps


    Well, I put 6 eggs into the incubator of which 5 were fertile and 3 hatched. All the eggs were white and quite pointed as my Hamburg hen lays them.

    Here are two of the resulting chicks :

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    However, it seems that one of my Pekin hens also lays a white pointed egg rather than the ligh brown rounded eggs that the other Pekins lay, and, as at the time my Pekins were in with my Hamburgs I have managed to hatch a Hamburg /Pekin cross!

    Here is my Hamkin! Or is it a Peburgh? [​IMG]

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  4. Berryblue

    Berryblue Out Of The Brooder

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    I had some hamburg pekin cross too. Wondering what yours is looking like now?
     
  5. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Hamkin boy grew to be a glorious cockerel with, gold pencilled with a Hamburg tail, Pekin feet and the most handsome combination of the two breeds in every other way ....... Unfortunately Mr Fox took a liking to him too and I lost him two weeks ago [​IMG]
     
  6. Berryblue

    Berryblue Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh that's not nice. He sounded awesome. Sounds like he was a good mix. The black one was a cockerel but couldn't keep him so don't get to see him all grown up. I think he would have looked like a penguin lol cause he had white on his chest and all the hackles were white. Still have the white cross and she's growing slowly.
     

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