7th Annual BYC New Year's Day 2016 Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They have been together. I have just never checked for fertility. I just read about how this weekend. I just got the one roo for my Lavenders and protection. The other roo was supposed to be a pullet, but wasn't;)
     
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  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They lay green I am pretty sure.
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Usually, sometimes they will miss the blue egg shell gene.

    Green eggs are a color combination of blue and brown=green.

    A blue egg shell covered by a brown coating.
     
  4. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Their eggs look green. But they are (supposed to be) double blue on eggs shell genes
     
  5. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    They are not supposed to be "olive eggers". They should carry double blue. Some of the second imports are having issues with only having 1 copy of the blue gene.
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I read about that!

    Cull for that I suppose. It is harder to tell with the roosters(or longer to tell). How does the new line look? Are they up to Standard?
     
  7. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Greenfire farms imported them. They have an excellent description on their website
     
  8. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    The new line sucks. To everyone. They are ugly. But the orignal line is scarce and inbreeding has its problems
     
  9. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    I saved 2males from the original lines that i liked (there is no sop here). I hatched several dozen second import birds. I kept 6 females to breed with my males. It is an experiment in progress
     
  10. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have pics of your Isbar breeding stock?
     

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