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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AllisonK, Jun 22, 2008.
Any reason not to get a mixed breed chicken?
if you do not want pure chicks and just eggs thats fine
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.
They're not radioactive or anything. I love my mutts they're gorgeous and great all around.
Quote:EVERY BREED, MIXED OR NOT IS SPECIAL
every breed was a mutt to start with
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.
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.
Quote:Orpingtons were comprimised originally of several common breeds, I bet there were BYC people back then going "ugh, mutt..."
In red sexlinks the hens will be red or reddish orange and the males white with a few dark brown feathers on the back.