Is it bad to mix breed colors?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MONKEY2580, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. MONKEY2580

    MONKEY2580 Just Hatched

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    I recently got English orpingtons. I got 3 chocolate, 2 black, 3 blue, 1 buff, 2 mottled, 1 blue-buff splash, and one cuckoo. I'm not 100% sure which are roosters yet. I want to breed these and make as much money as I can because they are from england, but I don't know if I should mix colors or not. Any input is much appreciated,
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    Last edited: Jun 14, 2016
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If you want to breed quality birds that are worth money, don't mix the varieties. Just don't. You'll end up with birds that aren't any recognizable color/pattern, and they will be worthless to project breeders. Do the breed a favor and don't just randomly breed to make money. Hatcheries already do enough of that.
     
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  3. MONKEY2580

    MONKEY2580 Just Hatched

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    OK thanks for the input. I am just having troubles because I only have one coop for them so I don't know how to very cheaply but sturdily make sepreate breeding pens
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you want to keep separate breeding pens - I would suggest you do have them covered, so no worry of a rooster escaping and having a field day with any breed hens.
     
  5. MONKEY2580

    MONKEY2580 Just Hatched

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    Ya see most people have them fully covered with shavings on floor, I would like them to be able to go out side
     

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