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Can anyone recommend a book on what colors to breed together to get different colors or the color that you want. I am just starting and can use all the advice I can get.
Love my life in the beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina! I have a very supportive husband and 2 beautiful daughters. I raise Black Copper Marans, Cuckoo Marans, I am just getting in to Faverolle's and Orpington's. I now have a Beautiful Buff Orpington named Dexter. He is 5 months old. I have Buff Chicks, BBS Chicks and Lemon Cuckoo chicks. I also have a incubator full of Orpington and...
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Love my life in the beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina! I have a very supportive husband and 2 beautiful daughters. I raise Black Copper Marans, Cuckoo Marans, I am just getting in to Faverolle's and Orpington's. I now have a Beautiful Buff Orpington named Dexter. He is 5 months old. I have Buff Chicks, BBS Chicks and Lemon Cuckoo chicks. I also have a incubator full of Orpington and...
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Not a book but you might start with these. The first one gives you a bit if chicken genetics basics. The second is a cross calculator that can get very addictive.

Genetics explanation
http://sellers.kippenjungle.nl

Cross Calculator
http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm#kipcalculator

You might want to try posting in the genetics section of this forum. You might catch an expert's eye over there.

Sometimes it is better to ask about a specific color instead of the more generic questions. I find chicken genetics to be frustrating and complicated, yet fascinating. It's usually not a case of dominant versus recessive. How a specific gene acts depends a whole lot on which other genes are present, and even whether it is split or pure.

Good luck and watch out for addiction.

Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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This is a GREAT book.  You may have to read things over a bit since the way it was written.

 

It is called. "The Mating and Breeding Of Poultry" the authors are: Harry M Lamon and Rob, R Slocum

 

It has taught me a ton!

I am a chicken fanatic!

    I love them all!

Along  with any animal!

 

I have stopped trying to post all my chickens on here because I have now come to the point where I have to many to post!!

 

Anyways, I have Serama eggs for sale. (Limited Availablility.)

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I am a chicken fanatic!

    I love them all!

Along  with any animal!

 

I have stopped trying to post all my chickens on here because I have now come to the point where I have to many to post!!

 

Anyways, I have Serama eggs for sale. (Limited Availablility.)

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Thank you both very much!! I am already addicted to the hatching and raising.......so this will give me one more thing to spend hours on! big_smile.png
Love my life in the beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina! I have a very supportive husband and 2 beautiful daughters. I raise Black Copper Marans, Cuckoo Marans, I am just getting in to Faverolle's and Orpington's. I now have a Beautiful Buff Orpington named Dexter. He is 5 months old. I have Buff Chicks, BBS Chicks and Lemon Cuckoo chicks. I also have a incubator full of Orpington and...
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Love my life in the beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina! I have a very supportive husband and 2 beautiful daughters. I raise Black Copper Marans, Cuckoo Marans, I am just getting in to Faverolle's and Orpington's. I now have a Beautiful Buff Orpington named Dexter. He is 5 months old. I have Buff Chicks, BBS Chicks and Lemon Cuckoo chicks. I also have a incubator full of Orpington and...
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Originally Posted by vickifiveoh View Post

Thank you both very much!! I am already addicted to the hatching and raising.......so this will give me one more thing to spend hours on! big_smile.png


I know what you mean! I am addicted to chicks, chickens and the whole process in between! lau.gif

I am a chicken fanatic!

    I love them all!

Along  with any animal!

 

I have stopped trying to post all my chickens on here because I have now come to the point where I have to many to post!!

 

Anyways, I have Serama eggs for sale. (Limited Availablility.)

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I am a chicken fanatic!

    I love them all!

Along  with any animal!

 

I have stopped trying to post all my chickens on here because I have now come to the point where I have to many to post!!

 

Anyways, I have Serama eggs for sale. (Limited Availablility.)

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