what colored chickens do I mix to get red

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by redchicken, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could you guys tell me what colors of chickens do I mix to get a red chicken?
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have an example of what your looking for?
     
  3. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I would mix black ameraucana and buff ameraucana would that work?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope, it won't work. You can't mix breed colors like paint. You'd probably get black birds with red/gold/buff in their hackles and saddle areas.
     
  5. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go buy a Rhode Island Red and have a nice day.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I think you have to start out with red, a wild type (black breasted red), or wheaten base.

    Edited to add: and also Gold
     
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