Blue Laced Red Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by ag29ande, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. ag29ande

    ag29ande Chirping

    Jan 20, 2013
    Delanson, ny
    A. Is anyone working on creating these?
    B. Without crossing to a BLRW, what would be the best way to create this project color?

    My thoughts...

    Cross a Gold Laced Cockerel to a Red Hen --> per the chicken genetics calculator the F1 (A) cross will be Black patterned red

    You would also need to

    Cross a GL cockerel over a blue hen --> the F1 cross from this will get you Blue laced (B) and black

    Cross a F1A ( Black patterned Red) from the first cross with a F1B (Blue laced) --> F2 cross will be a huge variety of genotypes and fenotypes... in the mix should be a BLR or an incomplete BLR. This would result in hatching out hundreds of the BLR looks like it would be around a 1% hatch rate

    Breed the best BLR F2 birds together for F3 and so on and so on....

    Do you think this would work? Or better ideas?
  2. bramblefir

    bramblefir Songster

    Mar 11, 2014
    I would cross a Blue Laced Gold over a Red, breed the offspring from that cross together, and then select the F2 chicks for color and lacing quality.

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