OK, so now the question arises: what choice of breeds would one make to take the first step to an eventual blue spangled bird, and what would be the criterion for culling F1 birds? Say one has a well-marked SSH, what would be the breed of choice for hens for the first cross? What would be the breeding if you start with any Andalusian-source blue? It would be nice to be able to mix free-floating alleles, but since we're mere chicken-raisers and not working with Lex Luthor's laboratory, where do we start?
as stated above Blue can't affect Melanotic, Pg on Extended Black background so this will be the start,
if you could get your hand in birds with below pic quality that will be a great start
I was assuming that quality of rooster: what hens would you put him over?
(Assuming, in fact, this guy, whose lacing is a bit better than this photo, taken in glaring sun this afternoon, shows).
Edited by Stumpfarmer - 9/9/11 at 8:31pm