If you could make a breed of chicken -it doesn't have to be your favorite- in a new variety, by crossbreeding, what might you be able to create, and what breeds would you cross? For example, I do think I could create rosecombed Ancona bantams with the initial cross of Anconas with black Rosecomb bantams. I think this would be a very manageable They are similar in shape and both have white eggs and white earlobes. The biggest concern would be getting the Anconas down to size and breeding birds with the mottling gene. I think it would be a fun, interesting project to try. Similarly, I could develop black rosecombed Minorca bantams. Leghorn bantams would work in a cross as well, of course. I'm not a huge fan of the temperament of Leghorns, though, so I probably wouldn't use them to breed. However, that is another option. What would you do? If you have done this type of thing before, pictures are very welcome!