Breeding Blue-laced Red *How To*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Obsessive, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Obsessive

    Obsessive Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone told me to get blue laced red all i had to do was cross gold laced and blue.

    is that all or are there more specifics?

    and If I wanted to throw in frizzle, how could I and what would I need to do?
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'm not sure it's that simple, or someone would be making blue laced red cochins and I would be begging for them [​IMG]
     
  3. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Happy Mtn - I'm working on them!!! Its in the beginning stages, but its in the works!!! Keep in touch with me, ok?
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:OMG!!! [​IMG] I will try not to stalk you! [​IMG]
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What breed are you wanting to be blue laced red?

    Tim
     
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  6. Obsessive

    Obsessive Out Of The Brooder

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    I was actually thinking cochins, but maybe some polish too?
     
  7. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    No it wouldn't be that simple, it would take you several generations to get good BLR birds. The first cross would be better to use splash instead of blue, that way you get more blue colored chicks, but if you crossed Splash to GL, the F1s should be solid blue (if you used Splash in the initial cross, If you use blue, you would get some blacks) and I would imagane there would be a lot of leakage in the blue and black birds that are produced. Then you should keep selecting the best colored birds and wirk from their, but projects are never as easy as one simple,initial cross.
     
  8. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My advise was to mate a gold laced bird to a blue or splash, retain the blue pullets and mate them back to a GL male, repeat & repeat until you have type & colour.
    Please do not take answers out of context.
    David
     
  9. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:OMG!!! [​IMG] I will try not to stalk you! [​IMG]

    OMG OMG OMG! Me too me too!
     
  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    But still, using a gold laced and a blue will never give you blue laced red, just blue laced gold. Speaking from personal experience about crossing a solid to a laced, it only takes a few generations if your laced birds are good enough. Cross the blue to GL which will give mostly blue with some lacing. Mate those pullets back to a GL roo and you will get mostly laced birds, still not the best but much better. Mate those pullets back to a GL and you should have it.
     

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