Mixing light brahma and game hen...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hunter2009, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. hunter2009

    hunter2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Light brahma
    What will these chicks turn out to be?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    While your roo does have feathered shanks, he also has a single comb which is not characteristic of a light brahma - as well as his coloring being a bit off, I am seeing what is more likely a mixed breed rooster - and, as such, there is a bit of a wild card factor in what the potential chicks may turn out to look like.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree your rooster is a mixed breed. He has some barring in those sex feathers, so you may get some barred chicks. Basically, you've got Classic Barnyard Mix chicks.
     
  4. hunter2009

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    Yes sorry the rooster is a mix. He is a light brahma and barred rock. I'm just curious if I'm going to wind up with a bunch of game chickens out of these chicks.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, if momma is a game bird, they'll be half game, half whatever daddy is. You can only get a pure bred baby if both parents are the same pure breed animal.
     
  6. hunter2009

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    What would a half game bird and half non game bird be good for? I wouldn't think they would lay eggs very well.
     
  7. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure how the crosses would dress out, but pure games are pretty much like eating pheasant. No body fat on them, so you cook them accordingly. Very tasty, though. Old ones tend to be very tough.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The hens would probably be very good broodies.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  10. hunter2009

    hunter2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info.
     

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