Okay. I'll bite.
Cross a Gold Laced Wyandotte over anything and you're bound to get a colorful flock. Here's one of our sires - GL Wyandotte/Americana X:
Here's our second in command - Maran/LangshanX.
The nice thing about this duo is that thanks to the different combs and those cheeky puffs, we can nearly always tell who's the daddy!
Here are their progeny.
This is one weird looking bird. Easy to see that gold lacing coming through, but that thick feathered neck. Strange.
"Embroidered Gray Velvet" (Mum was a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte), and "Cheeze Puff" - (Mum is a bantam Buff Cochin).
'Sequin & Gold Lamay" - Looks a lot like her sister, but more gold. Absolutely shimmers in the sunshine. Note that pea comb too.
On the Langshan side of things, here's a real beauty. Savvy too. He'd have gone to the soup pot months ago, but I can't catch him, and he seems to know when I have it in mind! Given his comb and that upright carriage, I'm pretty sure he's got the Langshan genetics (though he's not long legged).
Here he is with Dad (and a junior sis).
My Langshan/Maran cross came from Chickenista. Hefty, hearty, good layers of large, dark eggs and great mothers! The GLW/Americana cross is the better of the two males for taking care of his flock (posting food, alarming against predators) but he's also the lead roo - and our Langshan fellow is a cripple who grew up compromised, so not sure how he would have performed normally. The Americana fellow adds A LOT to the bulk of his progeny. We recently butchered some 6 month old Minorca crosses he sired. The hen was natually a small breed, but thanks to his genetics, the offspring were plump for their size - weighing in over 3 lbs. Not bad for a Minorca cross, so I'm happy to have him as a lead roo, and if I were to recommend a roo for meat offspring, I might suggest the Americana based on our experience.