I'm curious as to how new color varieties of chicken breeds are started, such as the Buff-laced Brahmas or Gold-laced Brahmas. Do you just get the three official Brahma colors and breed them to one another until something new emerges? I'm really curious as to how this is done and haven't found any answers online so far.
How were the original Buff-laced Brahma chickens bred?
It takes many generations of selective breeding, and culling, to establish proper Brahma type after the outcross, more if you are starting with hatchery Brahmas.
Well marked gold or buff laced birds will be much easier to find than those same colors in a well built Brahma of size. Good standard buff Brahmas can be found with some work.
Edited by big medicine - 3/6/16 at 9:31am