Wha breed if I cross these two?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Triplecross, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Araucana rooster and 3 hens that are half Ameraucana and half cream Legbar (basically EE's).
    If I crossed them and and did selective breeding, would I eventually get Araucanas or Ameraucanas?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    You really can't ever get a purebred by crossing other breeds together, unless you wanted to try your hand at 'recreating' an existing breed using the original breeds that were used to make it, and that takes generations and generations. If you want purebreds of those breeds, you are better off going out and buying some than trying to 'make' them using other breeds and mixing them together. With careful selection you might be able to get your offspring, over the years, to resemble one of the breeds you listed perfectly, and then for all intents and purposes they would be that breed, but that really would take years and years of selecting and getting them to breed true. Breeders have a hard enough time breeding to the SOP starting with birds that aren't mixed.

    This is especially true with the breeds you listed, because, you would need to breed in beards, or tufts and rumplessness depending on which breed you were going for, the proper colors, etc. It would be a lot of work.
     
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  3. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that's kinda what I was afraid of. I didn't know if Aruacana and Ameraucana were somehow related or if one breed was started by the other [​IMG]
     

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