Mutts on Parade....Bring your MBCs! (PICS)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    MBC=Mixed Breed Chicken
    I have several pure breeds (RIR, Buff Orp, BBS Orp, Ameraucana, Brahma, Sussex, Delaware, Barred Rock, Welsummer) and love them all, but my mutt chickens add color and personality to the flock. Here are some of mine:

    Glenda. Blue Orp x Buff Brahma. Terrific broody![​IMG]

    Meg. RIR x Buff Orpington. With parents from exhibition stock, she's my heaviest hen!
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    The PoufyHead Sisters, Kate, Tux and Olivia..Cochin/Silkie sire x BR mom, pictured in that order. Olivia and Tux have been broody. Kate was the first chick to ever hatch in an incubator here--pipped and zipped in 15 minutes! Wouldn't take $1000 for any one of these girls:
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    Though I sold him as a youngster, here is the brother of the Poufy Head Sisters...see the sexlinked traits? Male=barred and Female= Solid. [​IMG]
    My Barred Easter Eggers (BR x BBS Ameraucana)Panda, daughter of Zane with Charlotte. Panda lays a roundish green egg, sometimes with tan speckles on it.
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    The 8 wk old Barred EEs (BR/Ameraucana):[​IMG]
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  2. smfamf

    smfamf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2009
    Oklahoma
    My RIR X BSL chicks at one day old. My first hatch. [​IMG]

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Congratulations on your very first hatch!! Now, I bet you want to do it again, don't you? [​IMG]
     
  4. smfamf

    smfamf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2009
    Oklahoma
    Quote:I've got keets hatching right now. Ducks due the 19th. Quail and Serama eggs ordered. I think I'm hooked.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, yeah, you're hooked, LOL. I have to get more guineas one day. I liked those crazy things.
     
  6. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Marans/EE. I'm thinking Roo w/that comb but hoping pullet.
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    In front is a Gold Comet/EE and behind is a Dark Brahma/EE
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    I have a number of Dark Brahma/EE young'uns and they all look different. I'm excited to see how they each feather out when they are older.

    I have one Barnevelder/EE that is just beautiful but difficult to get a pic. She has the nice muff and beard of an EE plus the feather pattern of a Barnevelder. I first thought she was a he as skittish as she was but noticed her tail hasn't been developing roo qualities. Then I read Barnie males don't get the double lacing pattern which is sex linked.
    Yea!!! I get to keep her. [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yeah, I think your barred EE is a cockerel, sorry. I like the Ameraucana or EE crosses.
     
  8. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a polish/black ameraucana, but she passed without pics. [​IMG]
     
  9. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    No Idea what this is a cross of:
    Got it for a $3

    RiR and some Black Silkie maybe (crown)?
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  10. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's a boy [​IMG] He is cute!
     

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