genetics

  1. T

    3 Original breeds to create all the following;

    If i wanted to breed birds that would allow me to have the following outcomes; White Eggs Brown Eggs Blue Eggs Green/Olive Eggs Sex Link (Red or Black) Dual Purpose for all if possible. How many original breeds of chicken would i need to start with? I understand i would need to start with the...
  2. T

    Breeding Advice

    Hi everyone and thank you to all the posters and experienced chicken keepers for the amazing threads i have been reading over the last 8 months. I moved rural and finally got to own my own chickens. This is going to be a bit of a story but i promise it gets to a question, and i think it would be...
  3. ChickChic00

    Prairie Bluebell

    I have a Prairie Bluebell Rooster I got about a week ago. I don't have him paired with any hens at the moment. I read that it's a 50/50 if they have beards. He does not have a beard. Would any of his kids have a beard? Like if I crossed him to say, a Rhode Island Red? Would there still be like a...
  4. G

    Little Babies with Fun Genetics!

    I recently hatched 3 chickens! They are so so cute, but I was surprised by how two of them look! The black silkie, named Susuwatari, was from hatching eggs ordered online. The naked neck, Mr. Crocker, is a very beautiful cross between a large-combed green egg layer and a showgirl silkie roo mix...
  5. m1chelle1

    👀 BLUE Eyed chickens discussion 💬

    :frow:oldNow that I have a blue eyed 2 month old chicken (who I expected to have brown eyes) I am stumbling on the realization that out of the thousands of chickens I’ve owned over the years, I’ve never had such a chicken with Blue eyes. Further research tells me it’s because it’s supposed to be...
  6. C

    Duck Conformation

    Hi Everyone! Out of all my ducks I have three Golden Cascade Ducks. I am wondering if there is a problem with one of them... It seems like she has a different conformation from the other two. I have added a few pictures. One is my Drake Two is my "regular" looking female Three is the female...
  7. Cloverr39

    Moore head genetics?

    Moore head is the gene that causes a black head in (most commonly) partridge chickens, right? I believe I have a few. I have 2 blue silkies with silver leakage or silver partridge or something like that and 2 silver penciled project hens. For simplicity I'll call them silver penciled, but they...
  8. thoeffel1994

    Silver appleyard genetics? Breed standard?

    I have three silver appleyard drakes and I'm trying to pick which ones I'm going to sell or cull. I've noticed that each one has a different amount of brown on its back. One of them is all silver on its back, one is partially brown and partially silver, and one has a complete brown pattern on...
  9. thoeffel1994

    Barred vs rippled in Muscovy ducks?

    I was given 20 free Muscovies a few weeks ago and didn't know that barred and rippled Muscovies existed until this year. I always had the black and white pied color. It turns out that 5 of the new ones are either barred or rippled, but I'm not exactly sure about the difference. I haven't...
  10. K

    Choosing a drake for my Runner girls -Genetic question

    Hi, I’ve read the very detailed article on here about duck genetics but I am still confused. I have three Indian Runner females and I am going to be getting them a drake this week. One choice is a buff Runner and the other choice is a black Runner. I am afraid that if I choose the black one...
  11. L

    Olive Eggers laying browns

    Hi all! I would like someone to dumb down olive Egger genetics to me and help me understand my current situation. I purchased olive egger chicks this spring and have been soooo eagerly awaiting my green eggs. My understanding when I purchased was that they are f2 - as they’re offspring of two...
  12. bikosblackmeat

    Producing my own crosses

    A lot of people were hating on other breeders that cross their chickens with other breed. Here is my opinion: As long as you are treating your chickens right (by providing their basic necessities) and breeding to create chickens with distinct characteristics like for more meat, eggs, color...
  13. K

    Yellow duckling from Black Swedish ducks…?

    Good morning! I have one female Black Swedish, two male Black Swedish, and one male Mallard. This is the second time my female has hatched eggs. This go around, she has five yellow ducklings, two Black Swedish ducklings, and one to be a mix of Mallard and Black Swedish. Curious as to what...
  14. Cloverr39

    I want to breed this color but have questions about the Ml gene

    I have a question about this hen's color (picture at the end) and the Ml gene. I'm basically trying to copy this hen's color and breed for it. I figured out that it can't breed true because in order to get the color she has you would need the bird to be heterozygous for the Ml gene. I've asked...
  15. T3rrorToff33

    I wanna start hatching and raising buttons - looking for dialog :)

    I've been looking into raising/breeding quail myself for agessss and me and my mom have 100% decided it'd be really fun and possibly even useful to do. We were thinking about having an outdoor aviary for Japanese quail for months now, but my mom is gonna have heart surgery soon and will be in...
  16. AJ916

    Cackle Bantam Easter Egger

    I have this gorgeous Bantam Easter Egger I got from a Bantam Assortment from Cackle Hatchery. I’ve posted about her before asking for help figuring out her coloring and genetics, and from what I got as answers she looks like a splash. Now I know Easter Eggers are most of the time made from...
  17. AJ916

    Black Splash??

    Okay so I looked to try to find an answer but I can’t! I understand some of the genetics of blue-splash-black but I’m still a bit lost. I purchased three silkies from a blue splash Silkie breeding trio. I saw the trio myself and they were in fact beautiful splash silkies. All three chicks I...
  18. TheWasp

    Polish Roo Mixes?

    Howdy, my little Ric Flair (Splash Polish Roo) recently mated 2 of my Houdan girls and my Faverolle female. What would their offspring look like? Included a pic of Ric
  19. AJ916

    Easter Egger (Possibility of lavender or blue?)

    So this is a bit difficult to word the way I’m trying to ask, so correct me if it makes no sense but I have a bantam Easter egger who has the most beautiful coloring. She’s only about two months old but I’m very curious about her possible genetics. I know Easter Eggers are mixes and hatcheries...
  20. L

    Ermine Ameraucana Questions

    I hope this is the right place for this! I bought 4 “Ermine” chicks from a breeder & have already reached out to her regarding this question but I was confused with the answer. They came from a Dom White Roo & Ermine hen. 3 of the chicks are pure white and 1 is ermine. I was told that the...
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