In order for a bird to be purebred, does it need to be bred with the same color variation?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OneCrazyCowgirl, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Title states my question.

    An example: I breed a wheaten old English bantam to a mille old English. Is the bird no longer purebred?
     
  2. Oldhound

    Oldhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purebred refers to both parents being of the same breed. Your chicks will be purebred , but the colors may or may not conform to any Standard.
     
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  3. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh ok. So they'd be pet quality old English
     
  4. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh ok. So they'd be pet quality old English
     
  5. Oldhound

    Oldhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did Not say that. If the parents are pet quality to start with then it is Likely that the young will also be pet quality. If the parents are show quality then a few Might be show quality, but there are no guarantees about that. There is much more to chickens than color and I said May or May Not conform. I would suggest that you post pics on the OEG Bantam Thread and let some of the experts there help you. Good Luck to you
     

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