Would This Even be a Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cluckcluckgirl, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I recently added a 1/2 Buff Orpington 1/2 Rhode Island Red rooster to our flock. If I crossed him with one of our hens, would the chick be an actual breed, or just a barnyard mix?
    Here's a list of the breeds of girls we have: RIR, Barred Plymouth Rock, EE, and Jersey Giant.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Barnyard mix. A breed is breeding animals of like characteristics, set to a standard, to each other with the offspring having the same characteristics.

    Edited....if you hatch the barred rock's eggs, you'll have some pretty sex link birds!
     
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  4. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Thanks. Also- my profile pic is of my one and only roo.
     

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