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Mixed Chicks,,,,, Who's Your Daddy?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Some of my mix chicks hatched today. I have 2 RIR hens in with a Mottled Houdan, Buff, Blue ,& Splash Orps.
    One of the chicks is dark and has 5 toes, obviously the Houdan is the daddy.
    The other one is BUFF????? I know they can change color when they feather but what the heck????

    Any ideas of Who might be the daddy?
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Quote:if its buff, It wont come from a houdan, splash or blue.. unless they were brother/sister and bred and it brought the trait out in them (IF the trait is in them), i guess its possible it could also be from the houdan and the buff color is from the RIR's, but... That'd be red i believe and i think the houdan chick color would take over, or at least throw a little black in it
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I was thinking it was the Buff Orp Rooster, as it has dried it is a darker kind of gold color so I am pretty sure Herc is the daddy.
    It is always fun to guess on mutts.
  4. Portia

    Portia Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    South Central PA
    Isn't it fun to see how the mutts turn out. I have a group that's a week old and starting to develop their feathers...so fun to anticipate the coloring and nuances of the varied breeds mixed into one chicken!

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