Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TheRookie, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. TheRookie

    TheRookie Songster

    First question.. What would you get if you mixed a RIR with a RIW? My guess is that the offspring would be mainly red but I could be wrong.

    Second question.. What breed of chicken is your favorite? Id do a poll but I dont want to leave anyones favorite out.

    Third... If your breed has multiple colors, what color is your favorite?

    For example my favorite is the Silkie and I prefer Splash and Partridge. Just curious and looking into future breeds/colors.

  2. Queen of the chickens

    Queen of the chickens Chirping

    Oct 7, 2011
    Unionville, MO
    Qustion 1: No idea

    Question 2: I can't choose just one. For layers I love Black Australorps and Cuckoo Marans and for "pets" I love Cochin Bantams (Black, White and all combinations of those colors) and Millie Fluer Bearded Belgian D'Uccles.
  3. TheRookie

    TheRookie Songster

    Oh I love Cuckoos! Of any breed lol
  4. TheRookie

    TheRookie Songster

    Another Question... What would a primarily white chicken with a golden/reddish head be? Im pretty sure its a bantam but havent gotten very close so I dont have much of a size comparison. Its running with the 5 black ones in my backyard (left behind by old neighbors).
  5. Meara

    Meara Songster

    Jan 23, 2011
    Pictures would help!

    I think that RIW is based on the allele for dominant white so when crossed with a RIR the bird will have a great deal of white, like a white tail.

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