Show me EExCochin,EExBR, EExPolish or EExButtercup mutts, please????

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  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Or how about EE x Polish?

    I have an EE roo and want to see if if would be good-looking or garish if I hatched out eggs from him and my various girls.

    Also, would any of you genetics folks know what happens when you mix a bird with those typical white/black EE roo markings with a bird with the typical Buttercup markings? All of my other pullets in question are also B/W or some variation thereof, but the Buttercups have that golden speckledy partridge-ish get-up and I'm not sure what one would end up with...and I am thinking 'Designer Chicken' but don't want them to end up ugly...poor things!

    Thanks!
     
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  2. chickenlover98

    chickenlover98 Songster

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    Well I have an ee and 5 buttercups, but I don't have a mutt of them together.
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:Does it seem folly to mix the two? I never used to think of it, but I would just love to see the outcome!!
     
  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    I got pictures for you!

    Ok, here is an EE/Polish cockeral at about 14 weeks.

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    This is my little EE/Polish splash hen same age.

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    This is Stinkerbelle, an EE/Cochin. I'm not sure yet, but I'm starting to suspect that Stinkerbelle is a Stinkerbeau.

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    I have other EE/Cochin mixed pullets as well. One of them is blue and the other is black with a yellow patch on her eye. They both favor the cochin with green legs and they both have feathered legs.
     
  5. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Songster

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    I say go for it ! I love the patterns on our Buttercup hens; they are very regal looking.
    The EE'scome in so many different patterns and colors too. If you dont like them you can always sell them or give them to a good home. I was surprised this spring when I had a Light Brahma/Black Jersey Giant cross; ended up with beautiful black babies with feathered feet and a white neck ring around them like the Brahmas. Go for it !!! Thats the beauty of raising chickens; mixing and matching. Someone crossed a buttercup with a Dark cornish and called it a Buttercorn and he was Gorgeous !!!! Try to search for that pic. It had the coloring of the Cornish but the body of a Buttercup !

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  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Ohhhh!! Those were wonderful!! I will search for the Buttercorn, too!!

    Show me more pics, folks! I'm loving them!
     
  7. crazy huhn

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  8. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    Quote:S(he) is very pretty! I don't know much about breeding chickens yet, but couldn't you breed your roo with say a buttercup, and the chicks hatch out, couldn't you take the 2 that most resemble the buttercup, and breed for a buttercup with colored eggs? Like I said, I don't really know anything about breeding chickens, but how else would you get a colored egg layer? Then, keep breeding to get the chickens back to the buttercup standard, but with colored eggs... It sounds so easy and fast [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Here is a Cochin/EE cross chick, it's the small red/blue one on the far side. The other 2 are standard EE x's though too. a roo and a hen.
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  10. LydsZoo

    LydsZoo In the Brooder

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    I'm hatching some EE x Cochins right now...
     

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