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Mixed breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AllisonK, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. AllisonK

    AllisonK Out Of The Brooder

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    Any reason not to get a mixed breed chicken?
     
  2. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you do not want pure chicks and just eggs thats fine
     
  3. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    I'm getting mixed chicks, first time around it might be a better idea to go with mixed chickens. Mine will be RIR X Columbian Rock.
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're not radioactive or anything. [​IMG] I love my mutts they're gorgeous and great all around.
     
  5. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:EVERY BREED, MIXED OR NOT IS SPECIAL [​IMG]
     
  6. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    every breed was a mutt to start with [​IMG]
     
  7. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The RIR wouldn't by any chance be the father would it? Cause RIR rooXColumbian rock hen results in red sexlink chicks.

    Still a mutt, but a very productive one.
     
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  8. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:I'm not sure, All I know is that the cockerals grow up white, so that would suggest that the father was the Columbian Rock, would it not? ... I suppose that makes them semi-sexlinked, or entirely sexlinked as I'm not certain on whether or not the boys are born white, or born browny red and their full feathers are white.

    Mutt means a different thing to me I think though, because a mutt to me is where one or both of the parents breeds are unknown, or mixed, and a mix is where it's a straight mix, of two pure breeds... like for instance, one would call an F1 Labradoodle a mix, both parents are purebreds of their respective breeds, and an F2 Labradoodle would be a mutt in reality as one of the parents is for sure a mix breed, although both parents are known.

    I make little sense LOL.

    Edited to add: ohhh bloody, I just actually read properly what you said.. and that would make sense, LOL so if the RIR is the roo, would that make the girls or the boys red? ... the hatchery and the breed information I've found says that the cockerals grow up white.
     
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  9. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:Orpingtons were comprimised originally of several common breeds, I bet there were BYC people back then going "ugh, mutt..."
     
  10. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In red sexlinks the hens will be red or reddish orange and the males white with a few dark brown feathers on the back.
     

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