I have solid white homers and am trying to get fantails also. My main homer breeding pair is separated and the rest are in the large aviary out back.
I have two fantail males right now. One is black and one is red or brown.
The black one bred with one of my white female homers and both babies are black. They will or may have fantails but I don't plan to keep them as I want to get more pure fantails, so if any more start to breed, I will not allow them to hatch.
Now having said that, I have located two more fantails and one is a female. Now I want to separate my fantails and put them in alone cages as pairs.
The male is solid white show quality and female black. I want to produce white as much as I can.
I don't want to put him with his black girl then right?
I was thinking put him with a white homer and take a female of that pairing and breed it back to the dad. Fantails are just so hard to find around here.
I then think I might pair up the black female with my dark red boy. My hope would be to get red fantails from that pairing.
I tried that calculator but it was too complex for my brain and it doesn't allow me to put in black or white. I know white isn't a color but my pair out front produce all solid whites so far every time. I am not breeding their generations. The babies are free flighted in the aviary and I plan to toss eggs if they lay or get wooden ones. I don't want tons of birds, but I want to enjoy the white ones and create a fantail line. Thanks for any help you can give me. I will get pictures when I get these two on Monday.
I wish someone shipped fantail eggs like people do chicks. I would hatch them in my icubator and time them when a mom is brooding eggs and swap them out. lol. I can't find them here in my area.