What defines a "Mutt" chicken?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pattee, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm supposing it would be 2 different breeds breeding...

    I think I may have a bantam EE rooster.... now if had... with any of my hens would they have mutts? Then can you sell mutts?
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  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I, too, think that 2 different breeds would produce said "mutt".
    As far as selling them-- you can sell anything there's a market for. The first 12 I bought are mutts-- and they are beautiful mutts! [​IMG]
     
  3. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    any breeds mixed make a mutt or what people call a designer chicken and yes you can sell them but you usaully wont make as much as if they were pure.
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    An EE is a mutt
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    EE are actually NOT a recognized breed; Araucanas and Ameraucanas are recognized breeds. EE's are a good but not purebred second choice for an ameraucana
     
  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Selling them depends on who you are selling them to. Some people like mutts because they lay more eggs, or so they say. Some people think taste better. Some people will only eat silkies because of the skin color. To each their own.
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Any bird that not's a purebred is a mutt...but they're the best kind.[​IMG]

    EE are mutts. Showgirls are mutts.My Obelisk is a mutt even though she's completely Leghorn...she's a black and white mix.
     
  8. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK what if you have 1 breed(lets say cochins)but you mix 2 diffrent colors of cochins together. Is that a mutt also?
     
  9. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
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    Quote:I don't think so, but I could be wrong. Mixing colors within a breed is where new colors (such as Splash) come from.

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  10. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think so, but I could be wrong. Mixing colors within a breed is where new colors (such as Splash) come from.

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    Ohh ok. i have a mixed color cochin hen. I belive her color is called Blue Buff
     

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