question about cross breeding

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jojoncandie, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. jojoncandie

    jojoncandie Out Of The Brooder

    i was wanting to know if i took my bb red bantams and put my mottled ancona rooster with them will he fertilize them and then id get a mix between bb red and mottled does this work out...
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    how does this work out? If the Ancona rooster is not excessively large, he can breed your hens and any chicks that hatch will be crossbreds.
  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    Yes. That is what will happen.
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    If the birds are pure then they offspring would be black.

  5. jojoncandie

    jojoncandie Out Of The Brooder

    thanks chris. i geuss i should have been a little more blunt with my question and just asked when my mottled ancona rooster cracks one of my bb reds then will I have a chick hatch out will it be a cross breed with more ancona or bb in it...I was getting bored with hatching the same looking chicks out all the time and never really let my two breeds flock together and now im just looking to mix things up for a lil while to get another breed of chicks then seperate all three breeds again so i can get more purebreds...just was wondering about this. so they would be black? they wouldnt be and color variations like maybe mottled bb anconas lol ( red and white)???
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    When you mix two pure breeds of any animal you just get mixed breeds, not another breed. So you wouldn't have a third breed, you'd have mixed breeds. Like any animal, the chicks would get half their genetic make up from each parent, so they'd be half ancona and half bb red bantam. Just mixes. I trust Chris when he says what color you'd get.

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