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Discussion in 'Incubation & Hatching' started by kitz, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. kitz

    kitz New Member

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    Hi Everyone I have a few black giant and buff orphington hens and 1 black giant and 1 buff orhington and 1 seabright bantam roosters. I would like to hatch some eggs. Would it hurt if the chicks turned out mixed. Dumb question but i am just wondering. It would be a hassle to separate them. Thanks :confused:
     
  2. WeeLittleChicken

    WeeLittleChicken Active Member

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    Shouldn't hurt them... but they won't come out looking like the purebreds that their parents are (unless you got a black giant pair going on.) They'd be chicken mutts (but that's fine if that's what you're looking for.) Pure breeds are created mostly for consistency purposes. People like animals that consistently have the same looks, temperament, and in the case of chickens meat and egg yields. Also with that one bantam roo it's somewhat unlikely but if he gets one of those girls who knows what size the chicks would end up! Either way good luck. :)
     

  3. kahiltna_flock

    kahiltna_flock New Member

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    I have several mutt chickens. They are just as sweet and lay just as often as my purebreds.
     
  4. kimberley

    kimberley New Member

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    I love my mutts.. Had a hen hatch 13 last year and they are beautiful birds.
     
  5. kitz

    kitz New Member

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    Thanks for the replies ill give it a try they should come out as good layers
     
  6. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    And the mutts are the prettiest!!!
     
  7. adorson

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    I agree! The mutts can be some of the prettiest chickens and each egg that hatches will be a surprise as to what they will end up looking like!
     
  8. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    That's just the way to look at it! Isn't nature just wonderful!