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
    Georgia
    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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
     
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  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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