BIG PROJECT breeding calculator

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by chookhead, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. yes, its helpful

    84 vote(s)
  2. no, its a waste of time

    2 vote(s)
  1. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    i know all of the breeders on this forum ask what would happen if i cross chicken x with chicken y well i feel your pain i am wondering about breeding as well so i believe it is the best interest of this website/forum to introduce a chicken breed calculator this will help with many problems
    i have done research for some proper chicken calculators but they are all in a different language and very very very confusing
    so please BYC provide a breed calculator
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We're open to all ideas and suggestions. Please continue to discuss this idea and flesh out more details and suggestions.
  3. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    It would need to be in English! The current one available is difficult to use because most of it is in German etc.
  4. Albanydog

    Albanydog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2009
    Central Oregon Coast
    Never seen one before in any language. Is it along the lines of where people would input breeds they cross and what they got from that mix? I had a 2 mystery bantam chicks hatch out last year that look like nothing we own or have ever had hatch before and am wondering what the heck, but I don't know that a calculator such as that would help me. I would however like to know what certain crosses turn out like.
    Can someone explain more about what it is suppose to be/do exactly and how it would work? Thanks

  5. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    well this is a pre beta version this is the drawing board
    we should have breeds such as leghorn then every type of known leghorn white, red etc etc
    then it should be combined with another breed and the fusion should be produced
    also if it is an ancona hen which is lightly speckled there should be enough variation to faciliate for the difference for example one hen may be spotted more than another this is to ensure the most accurate results
    its very hard to explain this in writing
  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 30, 2010
    I would be open to it.
    Would be helpful though if the were options for example: Rhode Island Red x Blue Orpington (type stuff).
    Maybe have a drop down for the color of the breed when there is more than 1 color.
    Just a suggestion.

    What confuses me most is the coloration like Black Breasted Red is the same as Partridge and such. I do have some of them down but still gets confusing.
  7. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2010
    Mount Airy, NC
    I would love to see a calculator here and in English.

    ETA- would be nice too if it gave possible egg color predictions for hens.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  8. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
  9. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2012
    Serenity Valley

    It shows up as English on my computer. I thought the author was Dutch, so it showing up in German for you is possibly a little odd. I've been using it for a number of years. No problems to speak of. Incredibly helpful and easy to use.
  10. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2008
    X 2. I use it all the time.


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