Gold based pure Black line SiAms - BS Pen: Have 2 line bred black SiAm split pullets now being covered by a related full silkied black cockerel and a full silkied outcross black from BBS breedings penned. These are all straight KatCai foundation with no lav or choc influence from 2 divergent sources that have had outcrosses to different hard feather lines. The outside cockerel coming from BBS breeding may need a little tweaking if he happens to carry some silver base with him but a small price to pay (easily bred out to correct in offspring) with the opportunity for the infusion of fresh blood vigor. Great egg color with these, good comb and type in all 4.
Choc/Mauve/BBS line SiAms - From ChooksChicks C/M line, The 2 first mauve/splash from last season (+1 from this year) split for Silkied Roos are being pulled from breeding duty and will be held as back up over winter in a bachelor pen containing split for choc and silkied(?) cockerels. The first gen of choc males reverted to more Orp type with single combs etc but bred to Siam girls we're back to pea combs in offspring. If there is interest if and when these would become available please PM.
In C1 Pen: This season there are 2 full silkied Choc/Mauve cockerels who will be put over unrelated blue and splash full silkied KatCai foundation line pullets and BBS hardfeather Redden line outcrosses. This too will provide vigor and size in full silkied and assured silkied splits produced. All pullets produced will be choc/mauve and all cockerels will be for sure split to choc.
In C2 Pen: A HUGE full silkied splash out of a split for choc ChooksChick roo and a KatCai line pullet that I am really hoping is also split for choc will be put over full silkied and split choc/mauve pullets and hard feather Redden line pullets. If he is carrying choc there will be mauve cockerels as well as pullets produced. If he's not carrying choc (or out of the Redden pullets) only split for choc cockerels will be. In either scenario - all either full silkied or assured silkied splits and line breeding continues on the CC line with an infusion of fresh blood.
In C3 Pen: Black full silkied CC roo that has yet to prove if he is split for choc or not will be allowed a little more time to prove himself with a mauve split hen before being pulled from the program if not. If there is interest if and when he would become available please PM.
Pure BBS SiAms - I have a good number of males and females from 2 lines but currently have them dispersed in other SiAm color project pens for outcrossing at this time.
Lav/Lav Cuckoo/Cuckoo/Choc Cuckoo - pen CC. Due to limited pens and only a few birds got creative in this pen and will have to go by what hatches to figgure out the breeding. Hard feather single barred cuckoo cockerel split to lav, lav cuckoo and lav pullets. Black full silkied cockerel split to lav. Mauve splash full silkied pullet. Any double barred lav cuckoo cockerels or lav cuckoo pullets will go into the hard feather lav cuckoo program. Single bar lav cockerels could be hard feather or split to silkied and will need to be test bred to determine if the cuckoo came from mother or father - in either case they can be used in the silkied lav cuckoo project. Lav cuckoo pullets can only be from a hard feather breeding and can be used in the hard feather lav cuckoo project. Black or black cuckoo may or may not be split for silkied but can be used in the lav programs. Any type of blues came from the splash mauve pullet and males would be split to choc and all split for silkied. Any full silkied would be out of the silkied lav split and the silkied mauve. Not optimum but the best way to ensure capturing gene combo's to go forward with should something happen to foundation stock.
Isabel Lav/Choc Wheaten - I really need to put more effort in this direction. Since I don't have a lav Silkied pullet at this time next best would be a black silkied girl to test if my roo is even split to Silkied or not. It's obvious that he is carrying Isabel and wheaten. I need to watch for choc pullets as well as that is also a possibility that may also be present (not my breeding - I asked for wildcards). There is a gal now working on hardfeather lav wheatens that I may tap if he is at least split for silkied. If not with all on my plate I may pack this project up or pass him on if there is interest.
Edited by EdenCamp - 9/20/15 at 2:19pm