Is there such thing as a Mutt Chicken?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 7AcreOrganics, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. 7AcreOrganics

    7AcreOrganics Out Of The Brooder

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    Last year, we got our first chicks. Never thought about what kind they are. One rooster, and some hens. So then we incubated the eggs, and as the rooster is one type and the hens, each one different, does that make the eggs that just hatched, mutts?
     
  2. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes


    A lot of people call their mixed breed chicks, mutts
     
  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Mutt chickens are the coolest!!! I love all my mutts!! [​IMG]
     
  4. speedabug

    speedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think mutts are better than pure breeds in ways. They all look different and they have their own personalities.
     
  5. 7AcreOrganics

    7AcreOrganics Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted in another thread, about the chicks, but no one really replied, on what they think they are. Here is a couple- any ideas??
    This is the rooster- he is gorgeous with a great personality
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    These chicks are the same...
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    any clues what they are? you should see the chicks, they are gorgeous, some copper...some totally black with all feathered feet. i will get some pics
     
  6. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I have no idea the rooster, but I think your hens are Barred Rock. I want to see pic's of the babies!!!
     
  7. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a mutt question for you.

    I have California Whites, which lay white eggs

    I have a Buff Orpington Roo. Which the hens lay brown eggs

    Say my roo mates with the cali white, and I hatch the egg. Now lets say its a pullet, when it finally lays eggs, what color would the eggs be?
     
  8. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Is this a trick question. [​IMG]
     
  9. 7AcreOrganics

    7AcreOrganics Out Of The Brooder

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    I will get some pics of babys in a hour or so, baby just fell asleep! Here is the other hens-
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    this one below was a super small baby, not overly friendly as others are, but is the prettiest
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  10. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No not really. Just was trying to figure out if it would lay white or brown.
     

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