Tell me your Favourite Crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Newmamabear, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your favourite crosses?
    Breeds mixed?
    Bred for?
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Sussex-Rocks. Got two pullets from that cross and they're excellent.

    Any Cornish hybrid is fantastic. Solid meat birds, good survival instincts, broody as they get.

    I have probably a billion Bantam Cochin kiddos running around and every one of them is unique and lovely (completely useless, but very cute).

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  3. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! Pretty does have it's place! I love the yellow feathers!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've done a lot of mixes and like most of them. But, one totally accidental cross has just thrilled me. My Dark Cornish hen was in with my splash Ameraucana rooster, hid a nest in the blackberries and hatched a nice clutch. Really not the breeds I would have picked to cross, but I'm not one to turn down surprise chicks.

    18 months later I have three pretty blue hens that lay blue-green eggs. Each is a great layer, and each has raised at least one clutch for me. The broodiest one I call Snake, cause that's how mean she is when she's broody [​IMG]. She's wonderful and will be a keeper for me.

    I'll see if I have a good pic of her on my phone....
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    My bantam cochin mixed with d'uccle.

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    The hen in front, i have a couple like this.

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    This years little rooster.
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Ha, that's exactly what my little girl (photo above) is! Spangled Bantam Cochin X Mille Fleur d'Uccle. One of my favorite birds!
     
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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    Mine are always Columbian colored, I assume it must be dominant over the Millie fluer color, the second generation crosses are showing some slight gold markings on their backs and they are getting smaller. I love my little fluff balls.
     
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    On the left is my frizzle cochin d'uccle mix hen.
     
  9. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are lovely! Beautiful cross oldhen!
     
  10. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are adorable too! I dunno why but the frizzy feathers bug my OCD a little but they are charming!
     

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