With all the research I’ve been doing, I’ve seen a lot about how to breed for certain genetic traits in a breed, line, and/or strain. I’ve read about how specific genes are dominant, recessive, etc. and what that means when two different chickens get together. I’ve played around with an online...
So my girls are starting to lay and I'm hoping to start a breeding project to learn more about genetics. Here's what I have to work with:
Sapphire Olive Egger (Hens only)
Amberlink (Hens only)
Prairie Bluebell Egger (Hens only)
Brahma (Hens Only)...
Hi, I bought some silkie chicks and most of them have hard feathering. I'm planning to breed the hard feathered ones with the chicks with the correct feathers. How many generations I'd need to breed before all the chicks I hatch have the fluffy Silkie feathering?
I am Dominique a new chicken keeper., aspiring breeder. I started my flock with some Black Australorps about 6 months ago. I currently have Splash & blue australorp chicks that I am also raising.
I have multiple breeds of ducks that live together, but I plan on separating them by their breed, that way I’ll hopefully get true duckings of each breed. The problem is that I don’t know how long any unwanted male sperm will stay in the females eggs. Maybe 2 weeks or a little less? Thought I...
So my ladies all got killed by a fox attack about a month ago. The sole survivor of the attack was my Leghorn Rooster who defended as best he could with the other rooster, our beloved creamy legbar who sadly died also.
So Avalanche(our only remaining rooster) was left with bites and a...
Hey there, i breed polish chickens, and I got ducklings a few weeks back. I’ve noticed that the ducks have no grown up and cause a huge mess 💩😭, and polish hens need a dry environment, do you recommend I sell the ducks/ make them a new coop?
are ducks even suitable to keep with chickens...
Hey, I had a buff laced polish hen. Almost two years old, she was laying everyday or every other day, until I dewormed her. It’s been four days since deworming and still no eggs. What can I do
To start things off I can't say my barred rocks are anything special. They're all from backyard breeders so far as I know, and what offspring I've hatched myself.
My highest goal is for non-aggressive roosters.
However I'd also like to breed my birds toward the SOP. Even if I don't end up...
I have read that you can still incubate your chicken's egg 30 days after no rooster. I am not sure if that is true or not, but my question is, if I change my rooster, how long do I toss eggs until I get the breed I want? Maybe not toss eggs....but you get what I mean.
Has anyone tried (or thought about) adding some Turkeys/Naked Neck gene into their sustainable meat program? From what I’ve read, the NN gene carries so many benefits - easier plucking, more meat production (especially in the breast), more resistant to diseases, great mothers, good taste...
I know this is a chicken forum but if someone here finds this post helpful, I'll be more than happy! Soooo, you wanna breed budgies? You're in the rrright place!
So, lets start with, why? Maybe you just bought them and want some eggs real fast? I know that feeling, I was like that too. But you...
My flock is 17 weeks and 1 day and with the exception of my rooster that was gifted to me that’s for sure over a year. I have 2 rhode island reds, 2 light brahmas, and two prairie bluebell easter eggers. I have seen absolutely none of the girls squat or lay eggs but for the last few days I’ve...
So, I have ended up with too many roosters, (as one does) but I seem to have the same breed hen for each rooster if that makes sense? My question is, can I keep them together as breeding pairs without any problems? Or would I need multiple hens for the roos? I want them kept as pairs for several...
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This is something I've been thinking about for a bit.
My wife and I were conversing...
I haven’t been able to find any articles about this- not even sure how to search for it. All that comes up are egg colors.... I love how there are so many varieties in colors within a breed. I know that people usually introduce another breed and keep breeding, culling, and selecting for the...