which crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by danniboi1990, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i own 8 chickens, all of different breeds. 1x buff orpington cockeral, 1x rhode island red, 1x french maran, 1x welsummer, 1x white leghorne, 1x bluebelle, 1x araucana and then one young cockeral that i hatched out myself that is a definate offspring from my buff orpington but i'm unsure who is the mother. i think the mother is probably the rhode island red.

    i'd like to breed a chicken that looks beautiful in colour as well as benefit in a healthy way. the last one i hatched has a massive beautiful personality but is a cream colour all over with black tail feathers and thats it! ( his names omelette and he looks dull in colour at the moment.. bless him. I'm hoping he will blossom as he matures [​IMG] )
     
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  2. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry i forgot to ask.... the question is which shall i mix to get beautiful looking, healthy result? [​IMG]
     
  3. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    trial and error...

    the more breeds, and colors you have to choose from in your breeding flock will result in more suprises when hatching and feathering time comes. Keep a super crossed up run of the mill flock, and you'll never be able to predict what colors will show up, and when.
     

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