Breeding for Pink

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MEMama3, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Songster

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    I really want to breed for a truly pink egg. I'm not sure if select breeding in one breed is the best option (EX: always choosing the best pink egg layers from salmon faverolles) or if hybrid breeding is the best option (EX: breeding faverolles and maybe isa or a pink egg laying ee). Anyone have any suggestions? Do you know where egg color falls in the genetic makeup?
     
  2. TNchickies

    TNchickies Chirping

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    A PINK egg?

    no comments....[​IMG] But that is pretty awesome! keep up with the good work! [​IMG]
     
  3. luckybrie

    luckybrie In the Brooder

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    Yes! I have no advice for you, as I am a "newbie". How exciting!!! Please keep us all posted on your progress. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  4. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Songster

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    I'm thinking of doing a hybrid of two breeds. I will select a dozen the best colored eggs from each breed to hatch (number them with the lowest number being the pinkest). After these chicks have matured, I will keep the lowest number cockerals and switch them so cockeral from breed 1 is with hens from breed 2 (only three of the best represented hens) and vice versa. If I keep doing the best and swap pattern then there should be no inbreeding issues and it will create a more pure pink.

    I'll let you know how it goes. If anyone has further suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
     
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  5. ZurcherFarms

    ZurcherFarms Songster

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    Hello!
    I was thinking of the same thing in regarding for breeding for pink and came across this old post. Were you successful? Did the birds after a few generations lay consistently pink shades?

    I'm interested in doing the same or partnering with some others in order to create genetic diversity, by trading roosters or eggs, ect...
     

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