what breed will I get???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 77horses, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    If we mixed our RIR rooster with our Red Star hen, would we get another red star or would we just get a mutt??? [​IMG]

    thanks! (and yes I understand all about the sex links and everything) [​IMG] but I'm just curious to know what we would get if we mixed these two.
     
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  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is mutt
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You'd get a 3/4 RIR w/ whatever the other 1/4 is... White Rock/Delaware/Leghorn etc..

    It will lay nice big brown eggs if its a pullet.
     
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  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mutt you wouldnt get a pure DE/RIW because you would not have a male half of that breed, but should get some PURE RIR
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm confused--how could she get pure RIR? The genes mix during meiosis, so you'd never get genes in an egg that just came from one grandparent or the other.

    In horses, a 1/2 Arabian + a 1/2 Quarter Horse (for example) bred back to an Arabian will never give you a purebred Arabian. The foal will carry some Quarter Horse genes, and there will be no way to breed that foal back so that its offspring would be considered a purebred.

    But I don't get chicken genetics. Can you enlighten me?
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:One thing to bear in mind is that chicken breeds are not as genetic-lineage-based as in, well, any other domestic animal. To a lot of peoples' way of thinking, if it looks like a RIR it is a RIR.

    I realize this is sort of the opposite of other animals -- where, like, if your heinz 57 barn cats produce a kitten that happens to look like the picture in your Cat Breeds of the World book for "russian blue", the kitten is still profoundly NOT a russian blue (unless, ahem, you are a rescue grroup trying to find it a home [​IMG]).

    Mind you that doesn't make it a great idea to put an 'accidental, just-looks-like, mixed-parentage' RIR type into a breeding program RIRs that have been bred from closed lines for decades [​IMG]

    But still, in some way that bird would still "be" a RIR.

    I think the original poster probably meant 'color' not 'breed' anyhow [​IMG]


    Pat
     
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Having grown up breeding horses, cows and dogs, this whole "if it looks like a Wyandotte, and lays eggs like a Wyandotte, it's a Wyandotte" chicken breeding thing totally weirds me out!

    Thanks for the explanation.

    Erika
     
  8. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you breed a RIR to a sex link and it does make a 3/4 RIR-1/4 whatever can you breed the whatever to the offspring to create another sex link that would be 1/2 & 1/2?
     
  9. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a breed, a mutt.
     

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