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I have a question about Naked Necks. I have 6 naked necks, what happens if I breed an NN to a Light Sussex or silkie? Do I get a Light Sussesx with a naked neck? Or a Showgirl? Does anyone know anything about breeding Naked Necks? I need info.

 

Thanks!

post #142 of 146
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Originally Posted by cream puff View Post

I have a question about Naked Necks. I have 6 naked necks, what happens if I breed an NN to a Light Sussex or silkie? Do I get a Light Sussesx with a naked neck? Or a Showgirl? Does anyone know anything about breeding Naked Necks? I need info.

Thanks!

Check out this thread:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/301500/naked-neck-turken-thread/13530#post_15698317

Your answers are there. There's a lot more to getting and keeping Naked Necks than a simple yes or no answer.

There's an if your NN are homozygous or heterozygous. Do they carry two copies of the NN gene or just one.
This comes down to if they have a big bib or little to no bib.

Generally though you should at leaf come out with about half and half.

As far as the question about breeding to a Silkie and getting a Showgirl, that is not a simple drops if NN and Silkee. First cross will not produce any silkies feathered offspring.
Edited by draye - 8/12/15 at 10:03pm
post #143 of 146
I have a small flock of BBS Ameraucanas from William Morrow lines. Definitely purebred for many generations. Yet, I have one splash hen (my ONLY splash hen) who has a clean face - no muff or beard. I am confused how this happened. After culling many of the extra roos what I have to work with at this point is:

2 blue hens
2 blue roos (each has a tiny bit of leakage that I may or may not decide to tolerate)
1 splash hen with a clean face
8 black hens who seem ok
8 black roos who seem ok

If I cull my only splash hen and my 2 blue roos with their leakage I am not left with much color diversity.

So my question on the splash hen is - is this some bizarre genetic throw back that will likely not show up in her offspring as long as daddy has a good muff and beard. OR will at least half her offspring have clean faces? How did it even happen in a long line of purebred birds?

With only black roos, 8 black hens, and 2 blue hens I feel like I am going to have an overwhelmingly majority black flock and I really want a great variety. What would you do to get the most variety with the least faults? Thank you for any help! I am very new to breeding smile.png
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post #144 of 146

F2 crosses will make some splash birds as well as blue and black. I think using your blues over black roos would be your best bet.

 

Beards are dominant, but the offspring might have smaller beards, or maybe your other birds are carrying the beardless gene, so some will have beards, some not, in that case.

 

Good luck!:)

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IT'S CHICKEN TIME!  :D

 

Now, if only it would stop snowing and being so darn cold!

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post #145 of 146
I am being gifted a pair of chocolate orpington roosters. Since there will be no hens. I plan to put them over dun colored hens in hopes of producing "beige" colored chickens.But my question is,if I breed my chocolate orpington rooster to a silver duckwing colored hen and I breed a silver duckwing colored rooster to my dun colored hen and breed f1 to f1,would it be possible to get a beige breasted duckwing colored rooster?
post #146 of 146

yes i think so, but you might need to do another gen after F1

It's spring...

which means....

IT'S CHICKEN TIME!  :D

 

Now, if only it would stop snowing and being so darn cold!

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It's spring...

which means....

IT'S CHICKEN TIME!  :D

 

Now, if only it would stop snowing and being so darn cold!

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