Mixed Breed Photo Reference *please read guidelines in first post before adding content*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by v.cyr, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a proposition for you folks on this forum...since I joined, I have seen quite a few people post questions about what the result would be if they mixed breed A with breed B(in fact, I believe my first post on this site was asking exactly that about a barred rock x buff orpington cross)... the chicken calculator helps, but those illustrations don't really give the best idea of what an actual bird looks like...so here is my idea... lets create a reference thread to show what you get when you cross two different breeds...
    basically, people would just need to post photos of their crosses as well as list what was crossed with what to get it...

    some basic guidelines:

    1- photos need to be of adult birds... you can post chick pics in addition to the photos of adult birds, but the idea is to show what it would look like all grow-ed up...

    2-try to only show the cross in question in a photo... if the only photo you have is of multiple birds, try to crop in on the one in question, or at least tell people which one it is

    3-must be the crossing of two actual breeds... I suspect showing a cross between a mixed breed and a pure breed will only confuse matters

    4-parent breeds must be listed as Rooster breed x Hen Breed... this is just to avoid confusion and make searching the thread for the specific crosses easier... and spell out the breed, no abbreviations

    5-be sure to list the sex of the bird(s) shown... telling them apart might seem to be a no-brainer to a lot of us, but telling the difference might be tricky to a newb

    other than that, go nuts... if someone has already posted a cross that you have done, post yours anyway... more pictures will only help...

    here are mine

    Barred Rock x Buff Orpington

    Roosters

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    I'll have another one(Buff Brahma x Buff Orpington) in a couple of months
     
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  2. County Boy

    County Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NICE IDEA. IS THIS FOR ANY BREEDS OR JUST ONE CERTAIN CROSS.
     
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  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Great idea! Here's mine. Silver Spangled Hamburg (mother) x Buff Laced Polish (father). = [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] - She is a hen :)
     
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  4. County Boy

    County Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty. Wish i could upload my photos.
     
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  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You forgot to say rooster or hen. That seems to be a hen.


    That Barred Plymouth Rock and Buff Orpington cross makes nice looking chickens. What is produced from one of these roosters and one of these hens? Do you get a variety of looks, or is that look maintained?
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    That would be interesting to know. I was considering using this cross (I have a BR roo and a BO hen), but would only do it if production was good.

    -Sorry.. Yes, she is a SHE.
     
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  7. County Boy

    County Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would this cross produce. Buff Silkie roo and light brahma hen.
     
  8. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice lookin bird [​IMG]

    I am a little leary of sibling inbreeding , so we haven't bred the roo we kept to any of the hens, we did breed the roo to a black giant and the hens to an australorp, and plan on crossing those offspring together


    they are very productive girls... the worst layers of the five of them lays 6 days out of 7 the best lay every day for at least 3 weeks before taking a day off
    and the roosters grew very fast and filled out nicely(read MEATY)... 9-10 lbs at 6 months, and the one we kept( the first one pictured) weighs 11.5 lbs...
     
  9. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bet that would be interesting...
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    Thanks :) Which breed was the father anyway? I have a BO hen and a BR roo, so could they look similar?
     

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