My First Araucanas

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by astylishgirl, May 2, 2009.

  1. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    I just brought home the prettiest little white breeding trio of Araucanas. On the way home, one of the hens laid a very light blue egg. I thought that was so sweet! The egg was not very blue, but these chickens are darling.

    I want to breed the rooster with my white silkies to try to get a silkie that lays blue eggs as well. I know that Silkies have been crossed with a Turken to do that before. But I thought it would be fun to do it with a white Araucana.

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  2. stano40

    stano40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being new to raising chickens I would like to ask what are the reasons or benefits from cross breeding like that.

    bob
     
  3. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    Being new to chickens myself... I just thought it would be fun! Mainly, I think silkies are really cute. And I thought it would be fun to have one that laid blue eggs.

    I am a hobbiest... so all the REAL breeders may not want to do this.
     
  4. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    Quote:Same reason I am breeding Welsummer, Cuckoo Marans and maybe some of my other breeds to my EE hens. To see what comes out of it. [​IMG]

    Actually, I want to get the pretty eggs for my customers, and have beautiful hens for me to look at.

    It's what (some of us, anyway) we do. I have my purebreeds, then I have fun with my mutts.

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  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    Me jealous.

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