Thanks! She is definitely one of the most attractive in body. That new rooster that I borrowed is not too shabby, I really like his wide chest. A couple of the NN Alohas are pretty weedy, because I used a super colorful (but sadly lacking in body type) rooster on my first cross to start this bloodline. I knew that rooster was going to bring down the body type, but his color was AMAZING and I had a lot of faith in that NN hen to help offset his weakness. That Turken gal did a great job helping out the Aloha boy's color. Here's a pic of the first generation cross to start this breeding line.
ALL of the chickens here with NN's are from this original cross, although many are now grand-chicks! This new pen will feature some great-grand-chicks from these two, so it's getting more expanded in bloodline now:
Anyway, that's where I started! With just those hens and that one scrawny roo.
Roo had some of the best color I've seen in an Aloha, ever, but awful type. LOL.
Regardless of color I think I'll see some good size and type in the chicks. I'll be test hatching the eggs all the way up to the Ebay auction, to make sure fertility is good, and I'll make sure I keep some chicks or give to my NN-loving buddies so we can see how the "kids" from this pen grow out.
That rooster has the best color ever! Crazy!
Edited by Phill98 - 1/6/16 at 11:15pm