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A very good book. It's full of very useful information, pictures, and tips. I'd recommend it.
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Featured Stories on BackYard Chickenspost #23882 of 253703/8/16 at 5:41pmpost #23883 of 253703/8/16 at 5:43pmQuote:
There is a characteristic in all of my roosters.
They all have a patch of white on their wings.
Every single male, silkied or smooth, regardless of color or pattern, has the white patch.
No hens have the marking.post #23884 of 253703/8/16 at 5:56pmQuote:
I have spent many hours looking. What I find is confusing and...just does not make sense. Rather like someone telling what someone else said that heard it from... And then modifier genes?? I will never understand why something can't be written without all that educated...
I guess it boils down to no one knows. If you find something please pass it on.post #23885 of 253703/8/16 at 6:09pmQuote:
If that white patch shows in your chicks...An early beacon of sex. That would be something most beneficial when you don't wish to raise roosters.post #23886 of 253703/8/16 at 6:09pmpost #23887 of 253703/8/16 at 6:11pmQuote:
I know but all their colors change so much, with the exception of the flight feathers,
that I end up just guessing their sexes by their combs.
Sometimes a beta male will fool me into thinking he's a pullet for months.post #23888 of 253703/9/16 at 5:18ampost #23889 of 253703/9/16 at 5:37am
The next generation. Not as good as I would like; not by a far shot. BUT, they do show improvement over the first generation.
Sandy-12 weeks 8.7 ounces
Ashes-12 weeks 10.7 ounces. Love the coloration. I hope she makes a go broody foster hen.
Midget-20 weeks 10.7 ounces. I'm still waiting for an egg with a shell.
Teeny-9.5 ounces 12 weeks I wish the red lacing showed in the picture.
Junior-11 weeks 9.5 ounces
Junior again He has a longer than normal tail for his age. Wonder what it will look like when he matures. He was the only one that was freaked having his picture taken. Might have the frizzle gene.
Tiny Tina-7.8 ounces 11 weeks. The picture does not do her justice. May also have the frizzle gene.
Another month or so I should be getting my third generation. I hope the improvement continues. This generation shows some improvement in stance. Now how do I improve the back length? It is obvious that it is not a dominant trait.
Oddly, these smaller birds are maturing much slower than their parents. The father to most of these was providing me with fertile eggs at 12 weeks. These roosters are no where near mature.
Edited by nchls school - 3/9/16 at 5:41ampost #23890 of 253703/9/16 at 6:17am
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