Not a crossbreed or hybrid... what to call it?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by iheartrunners, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. iheartrunners

    iheartrunners Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2016
    Eastern Ontario (Canada)
    If you cross 2 different breeds it is called a crossbreed. But what do you call the offspring when you cross chickens of the same breed but different colours (that yield a non-recognized colour)?

    Example: If you crossed a speckled Sussex with a light Sussex. It is still the Sussex breed but not a recognized colour. So what would you call it?

    I hope this makes sense! haha! :)
  2. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

    Mar 6, 2009
    Mixed variety Sussex maybe, or mixed pattern ?

    I have produced a ton of them during the course of my Brahma projects, usually refer to them as off colored birds.
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