Breeding Japanese

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tiki244, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am wondering if I breed a short legged male to a long legged female what I would get as far as legs go?.! Thanks
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Anybody on here today that knows about the legs? [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't really know much about it but i bred a bantam cochin rooster to a standard size ameraucana hen and i got me one big bird
     
  4. tiki244

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    Well these are the only 2 birds I can get and are the last of a very very good line so I was hoping I could get short legged ones. I am then going to cross to a Serama hen that is Black and White Japanese color, and being they are a land race, I was hoping I could make the genetic pool larger and still come out with some japanese of this line. Breeding back to the male again. and so forth. They are so inbred right now. It is pretty disapointing that I can only get a long legged female, but better than a wry tailed one I guess, which I had before.
     
  6. tiki244

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    I am wondering if I should just use the japanese male and the Serama female? Which would be better? The Serama is respectable in her own right. She looks like a female japanese but with little black spots on her neck in a necklace type pattern. Where are all the genetics people ?
     
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  7. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know nothing about genetics but i would think they would be beautiful birds when crossed being the breeds are VERY similar. I have both japanese and seramas as well as some cochins and boy did they have a hay day hatching eggs starting in february. The cojaps as i call them were gorgeous I got 2 roos and a hen out of that deal so naturally the roos had to go and i kept the hen she has a gorgeous lacing and if i had any decent pics i would show ya but crappy camera owner that i am doesn't justify how beautiful she is. I actually thought about breeding a serama roo with a buff japanese just to see how they would turn out but if i ever had to sell them i would be sure to tell them that they weren't pure seramas. I hops someone chimes in with more knowledge about this because im super curious as well [​IMG]
     
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    From what I understand, you will get both long leggeds and short leggeds.
     
  9. bantyman

    bantyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Kris [​IMG]
    Breed a short legged and a long legged and you will get both when the chiks hatch But a short legged to a short legged and the chicks will not hatch as the short legged gene is lethal But bred back to a long legged bird then your chicks will hatch Some with long legs others with short legs Good luck

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  10. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shortleg/longleg = 50% SL and 50% LL
    Shortleg/Shortleg =25% dead in shell(they inherit the lethal double shortlegged gene) 25% LL and 50% SL
     

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