The point I was trying to make was/is that birds can be bred a variety of ways so long as the end result is kept in view. On most sites crossed fowl are seen as of no use in the breed pen. Obviously, the old times did not see this as the case. When 'creating' the families that we now inbreed they did so by crossing a variety of fowl so long as they 'nicked.' Of course, those birds were tested and proven before being placed over any hens. This is one of the reasons that breeding stags from an untested cross should not be done. You just don't know if the cross worked. Waiting until the stag is at least two years old is a must to my way of thinking. Pullets from a cross should not be bred even to a champion until her brothers prove the 'nick' worked well. On the other hand, when breeding from an established inbred family there are less likely to be mistakes and birds can be bred earlier because you know the reliablity of the family. Still even then, it is safest to breed proven cocks to hens with proven brothers. This works with any game breed whether we are talking bankivia or oriental fowl.