See a lot of project chickens on here. Blue egg Naked Necks for instance. Seems like everybody wants to add a gene here and there. Lots of fun. So I though, why not a project chicken to end all project chickens. Here are the parameters.
First, what is a chicken without the fibro-melanistic gene, who wants boring white meat and red organs? Might use silkie genetics instead of Cemani for price considerations. A little splash of dorking, in case the silkie toes don't stick. Plus, if it has dorking you can call it "heritage" if you are building a breed it needs a foundation with lots of toes. Preferably with feathered feet to keep all of the extra toes warm. Cool it off a little by adding some naked neck. It simply must lay olive eggs, so a little marans, a little aracauna, hopefully retaining the muffs. Would be preferable to be a longtail, so maybe some phoenix or maybe some cubalaya, preferably a multispurred line of cubalaya, or maybe Sumatra. Longcrower genes would be great, but they are hard to come by. It would also be nice if it had a shamo size and build, that would be striking.
So I'm looking for a longtailed, naked necked, multi-spurred, fibro-melanistic, olive egger with five toes, feather legs, muffs and an upright stance. Of large stature and preferably with a good long crow. I'm picturing a walnut comb but we could offer a crested variety as well. Should only take fifty years or so to develop. If greenfire is still in business they will beat our door down looking for breeding stock.
Does anyone happen to know if you can retain the black meat and organs but have the feathers come in red pyle? I've always fancied the red pyle color pattern.
Edited by varidgerunner - 10/21/15 at 8:55pm