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What can I get with this beautiful roo? Cross with what?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kathyinmo, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    This is my mutt roo, Obama. I don't really know what he is. The guy I got him from said he was part Silkie. I know, I know .... Well, that's what he said! He came to me with my Silkies, as their hatchmate. Thus, his name ... President of the Silkies! I love his coloring, and the barring. He is so sweet and purdy! What can I cross him with, and what would I get? ETA: I would really like to get more just like him!


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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    you can get cuckoo x with black..
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    he looks creole....very pretty
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I do have a few Cuckoo Marans hens. Would that keep the barring? What about his blue color. Is that blue? I also have Easter Eggers. Would he make barred Easter Eggers? If over an EE, what kind of comb would it be?
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  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Cross him with some GC Marans.
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Ooohhhhh, yeah .... that would be pretty, wouldn't it? OK, anybody have a GCM hen you would sell me?
  7. lilcrow

    lilcrow Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    New Vienna, Ohio
    The truth of the matter is, there is no way in the world you will know what you will get, or be able to reproduce his color predictably. Because he's a mutt, his genetic make up is a complete mystery so you don't know what's in there. (If there's silkie in there, I'd say it's diluted pretty well) When you get into the genetics and breeding, that's what's either such a shame, or so much fun, depends on the day.
    He is absolutely gorgeous. [​IMG]
    The best you could do with him is show HIM off. Let people drool over him when they come over, let him strut his stuff. I'm not saying you can't let him breed, but don't expect much. I don't think you'll ever get another him.
    He is drop dead gorgeous! [​IMG]

  8. lilcrow

    lilcrow Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    New Vienna, Ohio
    Oops nz, I didn't see you on here. I'll shut up. I bow to the authority, better that I sit back and listen again. [​IMG]
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I guess that's what a crele rock would look like! Nice!
    We have a banty cochin roo tht my toddler named Jaques Obama [​IMG]
  10. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Kathy!!! What ARE you thinking? Breed him to a Delaware!!!! SDWD

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