No. I don't think Partridge will improve it. If the Partridge are better in type, you’ll lose all that just trying to breed the partridge out. Nothing but hatching numbers and picking the best will improve them.So putting bobtails on a wheaten based color wouldn’t work. Do you agree with using Partridge perhaps?
Okay thank you. I’ll probably breed Cashew and Casey, despite the riskNo. I don't think Partridge will improve it. If the Partridge are better in type, you’ll lose all that just trying to breed the partridge out. Nothing but hatching numbers and picking the best will improve them.
I’ve been told by some breeders that their color is great. It’s just the flowering. They should get more as they age, though, and the mottled color can give too much black. I think it’s worth a try after I get things going with these guys seriously. But I know Matt mccammon has really good type and colored mottleds, so it could work. And it all depends on the color red or buff, how close to these guys. But, yeah, it could probably give me a boost. I’d probably go with mottled though because it gives more floweringYou could try breeding in a red, buff, or mottled to get better type while staying pretty close to the original coloring. You’d have to backcross to mille fleur, but you would get more genetic diversity.
I only have MFs currently, but will get some BQ or SQ Blacks this summer. They are wheaten based (yellow chick down) BT probably wasn’t a good idea. I just had remembered that MFs are made up of Buff Columbian x Mottled. Why wouldn’t you personally use Mottled?Do you know the genetics of your birds?
I'm not seeing an issue with partridge.
Looks like you've moved past the BT idea. I would of too
I also would not use mottled birds.
What varieties could you access?