Pictures of your CONTROLLED crosses.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BeardedLadyFarm, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I'm curious to see what people out there have crossed, and what the results have been. I'm making some designer mutts myself this spring, and it has me thinking about the possibilities.

    Now, I LOVE the "Maury Mix" where you don't know who the daddy was, but for this thread please show us

    A)Who the Roo was (pictures if you have them, though we all know most of the standard breeds)
    B) Who the Hen was (and pics or not)
    C) Pictures of the offspring

    If you took that cross a generation further, that would be fun to see too.

    Was the cross what you had hoped? Are they has pretty or productive as planned?
     
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I'll start.
    Since I'm just about to get my first roo, I don't have many photos to add yet.

    I do have one Olive Eggger mutt pullet running around my yard

    A. Roo was a Cuckoo Marans
    B. Hen was a Splash Ameraucana
    C. Pullet is blue with some barring and cheeks. This is her on the left.

    She's a few weeks older now, but doesn't really like me, so photos are a problem. No eggs yet, but the goal was a nice olive egg.

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here's a couple for you. Both are excellent layers with sweet personalities:

    Daddy is Blue Orpington, Suede:
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    Mama is Buff Brahma, Caroline:
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    Here's Glenda, their daughter. She's sweet and a great broody.
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    Daddy is Barred Rock, Dutch:

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    Mama is Blue Ameraucana, Charotte:

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    Here's Riley, their daughter. She lays green eggs:

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  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    oooh, pretty birds all around. I like Riley's pattern!
     
  5. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great thread! This is going to be fun! [​IMG]

    I don't have any to show off, yet...just getting ideas. [​IMG]
     
  6. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    I love threads like this one!
     
  7. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:me to [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I don't have pictures of her parents available (I dont own them), but her sire is a big breeder type RIR boy and her mama is an exhibition size Buff Orpington. This is my big, flaming red Meg (Nutmeg).

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  9. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    More pics please!!! This is a great thread!
     
  10. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I like Meg too!

    I love playing on the chicken calculator, but seeing the real thing is much more fun!
     

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