Mixed up chicks in Arkansas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pattypenny, May 2, 2009.

  1. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2007
    I had set some eggs of my red sex linked hens and a mixed heavy breed rooster.
    The hen's parents were Rhode Island red rooster with Delaware hen. the rooster parents were buff Orpington hen and black giant father.
    Here are the 5 chicks that hatched .
    I have ordered chicks from cackel hatchery due May 20 but I was wanting some peeps sooner.
    I ordered the heavey brown layer assortment, 25 chicks and these will be pure breeds of at least 3 breeds. I hope I will get a lots of breeds I don't have now.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    So the grandparents are red, yellow, black and white. You'll really get some interesting mutts if you go one generation further in this gene pool. These should be nice too.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by