Hello everyone! I have a goal that I will obtain select/endangered large fowl productive chickens that lay the most beautiful colored-eggs, inlcuding the following breeds:
~ Cream Legbar (sky-blue eggs)
~ Isbar (moss-green eggs)
~ Black Copper Marans (dark/chocolate brown egg)
~ Welsummer (medium brown and speckled egg)
~ True Araucanas (blue egg)
Araucana vs. Cream Legbar Egg (copryright poultrykeeper.com)
Some of my plans involving the Cream Legbar are developing auto-sexing for Isbars and the Araucanas, eventually returning the original breed to purity while creating a new line. I was planning on using the following plan found from another breeder on BYC, only tweaked a bit:
Cream Legbar Rooster = CLBR Isbar Pullets = IBP F1 Cockerel = F1C
CLBR + 2 IBP CLBR + 2 IBP CLBR + 2 IBP CLBR + 2 IBP
F1C F1C F1C F1C
Keep the F1C (rehome F1 females and the Cream Legbar roosters) and breed them back to IBP
Keep all the resulting BC1 and breed them together
Do this several times until the chicks hatched can be sexed immediately. Males: Pale light blue with a headspot. Females: darker with a smaller headspot.
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