is this a rare breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sarahloveschickens, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    if my silkie and my americauna mate would the chick be rare?
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    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 [​IMG]
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    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.

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