Anyone making a Silver Laced Orpington?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by herechickchick, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    If so here is a single combed SL Wyandotte that might make for a fun start!
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got a couple of single combed SLW girls from another breeder that are probably going to be making the aquaintence of one of my black orp roos in the future. [​IMG]
  3. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2007
    could post some pics . i would like to see them
  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Katy, do you have any idea if you will get lacing with that cross, or is it a try-it-and-see-what-happens thing? What a fun project!!!!!
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:[​IMG] Keep us posted!
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I am a genetics dummy so it will definately be a see what happens kind of thing!! I don't know if you can expect some lacing the first generation or if has to be the next generation after that.

    They are too pretty not to try and use some way other than just for eggs. I won't be using them in my SLW pen.
  7. CelticMoon1

    CelticMoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Quote:I think you'll get all black in first generation, then if you cross the F1s you'll get a lot of different variations, some laced. It will be a "pick and breed" project [​IMG]
  8. Hi! I can tell you what I got in my crossing of silver laced to blue (should work the same with black).
    1st generation chicks (solid male x silver laced hen): black females / black or black with leaky gold hackles, saddles males,
    2nd generation (F1 male x silver laced hen): males with poor lacing / hatched no females,
    3rd generation (F2 male x silver laced hen):
    males with better lacing and still hatched no females.
    ... and before I could make the 4th generation cross the only silver laced Polish hen I had died
    --- ending that project.

    Good luck!
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  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It will be fun to see what happens. I should have started a project like this back in my youth....not now! I'm sure if it was an easy thing to accomplish someone with more knowledge than me would have gotten it figured out a long time ago already. I'm not an organized person so keeping detailed notes on this will be a challenge for me.
  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I would say use a black/blue/splash orp rooster on the SLW hens which should give mostly solid females and very poorly laced males. Mate a male back to the SLW which should give birds that have much better lacing but still not perfect. One more mating back to SLW or even siblings should give some with good lacing. The thing you have to watch is the leg color though but it will be reachable soon.

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