Originally Posted by snowbird
Over the last 25 years I have made the Buff-Light cross several times and never had a chick with the buff head and the balance light. What breeder did this line originally come from ?
No idea Don--someone in New Brunswick, Canada. He has Light Sussex...so...maybe someone got in the woodpile. :(
I believe he added birds from both hatcheries and a breeder in Quebec--he says he's never had a light one pop up--these chicks are now white--white heads, too. One is really, really clean, two have some buff on their wings, they are a month old.
I don't know what to do--I have orders for buff chicks--these looked buff when they were day olds--I have nothing that is not buff--all the adults are buff. I saw the parental stock and they were all buff, too. So what in heck happened here?
It's interesting to note that the Light chicks feet are better feathered than some of the others.
What to do with what I hoped would be the next generation of breeders? I have size in them--but colour...not so much. :(
Edited by cvamoca - 4/28/16 at 1:28pm