Some of my intentional crosses...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by helmstead, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I was going for all pullets, LOL! [​IMG]

    These first two are, I am sure, cockerals...

    #1 - Silver Phoenix roo over Blue Ameraucana hen


    #2 - Silver Phoenix roo over Cochin/Silkie/Barred Rock hen


    Now - is this one a roo??

    #3 - Silver Phoenix roo over Blue Ameraucana hen

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Looks like three boys as I'm pretty sure I see shiny hackles on them all.
  3. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    I love their coloring. Very pretty.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Those are gorgeous, Kate! Sometimes, a cross of two breeds can yield some breathtaking results, just like our Raven.
  5. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    great looking rooosters.. i like that first one....
  6. Beed

    Beed Songster

    Dec 11, 2008
    Ft. Pierce, Florida
    Very handsome-I love greenish hue on the tail.
  7. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Cyn can tell you all, I'm TERRIBLE at sexing chicks until they either crow or lay...

    I had held onto these three BEGGING and WISHING and HOPING they'd be pullets...darn it. They are so pretty!

    If you all could keep one, which one would it be??
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Sort of depends on if you want the pea comb or the single comb. That second one is striking, though all are very handsome.
  9. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    i like the bird in the center photo. Its got great posture, it looks very aware but not scared.

    i could never pick one on looks alone though. Some times the ugly bird is healthier or has a better disposition.
  10. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    What a gorgeous bunch of guys. I don't think you have any pullets. [​IMG]

    Keep the one you love the mostest.

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