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    Figured it out:
    - duplicate template/catalog/product/featured_products.phtml to featured_products_2.phtml
    - edit in this new file change the ul like this: <ul id="featured-products-2" class="jcarousel-skin-tango">
    - in skin/frontend/default/hellomix/js/custom.js add on line 9: jQuery('#featured-products-2').jcarousel();
    - on the cms home page in magento copy the section with the featured products code and reference in the copied section to featured_products_2.phtml