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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sarahloveschickens, Nov 29, 2008.
if my silkie and my americauna mate would the chick be rare?
The chick would just be a cross, and those aren't really rare. The whole point of "rare" chickens is that they are pure breeds that very few people maintain.
The chick could be unusual and maybe cute, though
No. When you cross you get barnyard variety mixed mutts. Nothing wrong with them. Many crosses make a better layer or a better meat bird.
Sometimes you even get a wondefully delightful looking chicken with exoctic marked plumage. Sometimes you get a chick that looks like one or the other parent. Sometimes you get a chick that has characteristics of both. You won't, however, get a rare breed chicken.
Rare breeds are chicken breeds that are not being kept by many people any longer and their numbers are falling in the population.