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What is a Mutt chicken called?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rosco, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. rosco

    rosco Songster

    Nov 24, 2009
    Texas Panhandle
    i've a chick that whose mother was a black australorp. the father would be of another breed, but not sure which (most roo's in the yard were of lighter color or white). i'll assume this chick will become black.

    i've not seen any posts referring to a chicken as a mutt, other than an easter egger. but the easter eggers i've seen have all been red.

    what breed shall i call it or shall this be called a black mystery chicken? what color will it be?

    this gives me an idea for a name, "Pot Luck."


  2. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    I call the mixed chickens Mutts [​IMG] Pot Luck sounds like a great name!!! [​IMG]
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I call em mutts too, just like my dog.

    Some people call them "barnyard special" or just barnyard mix.

    Hienz 57

    I say Who cares? lol
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Easter eggers are Araucana or Ameraucana crosses...usually from several generations previous. They commonly lay blue, green, olive green, or pink eggs (easter egg color), but can lay brown as well. They can come in any color, any comb, etc. They are still mutts.

    Some prefer to call your cross an Australorp cross, Australorp mix or mutt. [​IMG] Kinda like dog breeds and mixes (mutts). A XYZ mix or cross is a little more descriptive than mutt, but they still convey the same message.
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    For a first generation cross I typically say they are a breedX. In your case, you know mama was an asutralorp, so I would call her an australorpX (pronounce as australorp cross)
  6. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    EE's come in all colors you should see my pen! What you have are "Designer Chickens" it sounds better than Mutt..we love our Designer chickens here!
  7. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    "Mutt" chickens are simply called "backyard chickens" or "barnyard chickens".

  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    The politically correct answer from Speckledhen ..... MBCs (Mixed Breed Chicken).
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:Or pehaps "multiculturally advantaged"?
  10. Quote:Multi-Breed Crap..... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ETA: the smiley so everyone knows i'm joking....
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2010
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