I know this is a BCM thread, but since we are talking about genetics I have a question for @Chooks man. I hope it is okay to ask it here.
A friend gave me a Crele American Gamecock, and two of his single barred sons (only 1/2 crele). The cock is supposedly pure crele so he should be double barred. I want to create a pure crele line using the cock. I have wheaten game hens and some that come partridge looking (wild type) that I could mate him to. I've read using a wild type hen would be best since crele is wild type color with barring. What would be the best way to go about breeding the creles so they breed true? I am eager to work with them to create an autosexing line.
Mate the cock to a wild type hen producing my F1. Then mate single barred F1 x F1 to create double barred cockerels and single barred pullets (F2). From then on any further offspring should breed true, correct? The single barred pullets and double barred cockerels would be autosexing at hatch like any other barred breed, would they not?
Or I could mate the cock to a wild type hen, and then back cross the single barred F1 pullets back to the cock.
What approach would be best for this?
Thank you for your infinite wisdom of chicken genetics.
Edited by kfelton0002 - 12/15/16 at 6:01pm