genetics

  1. Labelles Velders

    Genetics of This Pullet?

    Hello! Today I acquired an 8 month old Easter Egger pullet from a local feed store. Based on her appearance, does anybody have any assumptions about her genetic makeup? I’m a beginner to genetics, so I’m not sure if some traits like recessive white vs. dominant white can be distinguished by...
  2. rascal66

    Best way to add weight to future birds?

    I'm interested in adding more weight to my flock- which breeds can help add weight while not losing the good laying aspects? Hens I have currently are: Australorp Easter Egger Welsummer White Leghorn Light Brahma Bresse (poor quality) Production Red Black Sexlink BLR Wyandotte Several other...
  3. L

    Creating a colour?

    Hi everyone. I have always wanted black Silkies but cannot find any in South Africa. I was wondering if I can make them myself and if it is a good idea or not. (I don't like breeding animals because obviously you cannot keep all the birds and have to sell some and then they end up being...
  4. GwynMil

    Questions about chicken colours

    Hi, I'm trying to learn about chicken genetics and general appearances. No breeds in particular. 1. Blue or green eyes. Heritable? If so, dominant or recessive? Can't find any info at all. (not talking about ocular Marek's) 2. Some breeds have black eyes. What happens if they're crossed with...
  5. DiYMama540

    Goose genetics and DNA

    Hey all! Hope you're ready for the holidays because here they come!! :th And then it's that special time of year where our feather babies turn crazy and make babies of their own! So, today's question is... If Chance the gander and BB goose hatch babies, will they be auto sexing? Chance (M)=...
  6. K

    Red Sweetgrass

    Hi all! This will be my first thread here so bare with me please. I am very new and limited to my Turkey genetics knowledge. I own Sweetgrass, which I believe are b’b’ cgcg. I want to use them, to make Fall Fire, which if I’ve learned correctly, is basically a Sweetgrass with one Red Gene, Rr...
  7. TopazMaster91

    OEGB - broodiness, personality, egg-laying, maturity?

    I have (among other bantams and LF) a self-blue OEGB girl who is roughly 15 weeks old, and after scouring these forums for information, I've finally given in and created this thread specifically to ask OEGB keepers for some information: Roughly when do the pullets mature and start laying eggs...
  8. N

    What color is this drake? Mystery boy

    What color is this? Anyone want to take a stab at the genetics in play? The ducks behind him are buffs. I was told he is a runner/ancona cross. His mother is the blue (or is she silver...?) ancona in the pictures, with a heavy body type. I'm going to be hatching some from him to see what...
  9. Clappmeg

    Late Hatching Egg Viability and Genetics Question

    Hi all! I've had a Silkie sitting on a small clutch of 3 eggs for 3 weeks now. 2 of the eggs hatched (one last night, one the day before). I' don't think the last egg will hatch. The other day I could not find it in the nest to check and it had been buried underneath some hay and although was...
  10. Peppercorngal

    I think it's a 2nd generation from Harvey. . . .

    My white Jersey Giant, Harvey, was giving me all black chicks! I had some discussions here about that and was told that perhaps a second generation will give a white chick. Well, I have a chick that is NOT black and am excited! I have 3 of Harvey's hens and believe that this chick is from one...
  11. Rossarinya

    Flock genetics questions

    We like to have only one rooster and have now had the same gentle giant for a few years and hes now related to most of the flock. Working on a niederrhiener cream legbar hybrid. Ideally I'd like to have the size and temperament of the Niederrheiner and the blue eggs and autosexing features of...
  12. Claires Poultry

    Muscovy Genetics

    Hi guys :frow Does anyone know of some good resources to learn about Muscovy genetics? I already know of the Ugly Duck Farm, the Muscovy calculator, and Muscovy Duck Central. Thanks in advance, - Elly
  13. greygoose

    Turkey genetics/ feather color!

    Hi there, this has probably been gone over several times. I did make an attempt to search through other posts and couldn't quite find a situation like mine. I am just trying to understand what I am dealing with, sorry if this is a repeat! My husband gifted me a pair of young Bourbon red turkeys...
  14. EggSighted4Life

    Spiral Line Breeding and Genetics

    Hi peeps! :frow After several years of working with many breeds and learning lot's along the way I need some solid advice on how to best diversify my genetics AND get the varieties I desire. I have some understanding but not enough! I also have some idea of what I need to do but as an obsessive...
  15. centrarchid

    Scissor Beak Hen as Broody

    I seldom see chickens with scissor beaks and messed up feet at hatch. When I do it comes in spurts with incubator hatched chicks. More than once I have had this where the same mating gives quality chicks time and again then one batch is 3 funky chicks out 12 that normally dispatched on the...
  16. Hazelbunny

    Single combed silkie

    Heya I have a single combed silkie roo and I know it's a genetic thing (he is purebred) but I was just wondering if I kept him would his chicks have a single comb like him if I were to breed him? He's such a nice friendly guy but I want to sell fertilized eggs and chicks but I'm worried that all...
  17. Citychickengal

    Isabel cochins?

    Do Isabel cochins exist in the US? I think the color is gorgeous and I’d love to find some, but I’m not having any luck. Does anyone know names/contact info of anyone who breeds them? If not, can anyone point me in the direction of some good info on genetics and how I’d even go about breeding...
  18. AltonaAcres

    Mini Rex Rabbit Breeding

    Hey there! I am starting out my Mini Rex breeding program, and I am looking for a little guidance. I have been breeding Holland's for quite some time, but I have decided to be done with them after my best one dying, my other best one being too old to show/breed, lots of failed litters, etc.. I...
  19. LunaMarieWolf

    How long can roosters stuff stay inside and fertilize eggs?

    I had 2 roosters. One barred rock/ EE mix, Danny and one New Hampshire, Hammy. I sold Danny June 13 in the early morning. I collected eggs from the 14- 19. And started incubating them. Some of them are starting to hatch. So I have collected eggs from some of my Barred Rock hens and they are...
  20. B

    Creating buff laced wyandottes

    Hey all I am hoping to create buff black laced wyandottes, as I love the contrast of silver and black in the silver laced wyandottes, but unfortunately the breed standard for gold laced is a quite dark gold here in Denmark, so they loose that striking look. I could of course just select for...
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