Breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cannoncoop, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. cannoncoop

    cannoncoop Out Of The Brooder

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    If you breed different color of same breed will you lose the breed
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for show quality yes you will lose the breed.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You may lose the variety, but not the breed. If you have a standard bred variety of one color and breed it a standard bred bird of another color the result would still be the breed, but the result might also be a mess, in terms of coloration.

    A Buff Plymouth Rock bred to a White Plymouth Rock might produce chicks that, while still Rocks, would not considered either Buff or White nor meet the standards for Buff nor White.

    Hope that helps. Do you have something specific in mind?
     
  4. cannoncoop

    cannoncoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Wyandotte blue laced red and silver laced
     
  5. cannoncoop

    cannoncoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Silver laced hens blue roo
     
  6. Texasmja

    Texasmja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phenotypes:

    [​IMG] Pullets:
    blue patterned red laced
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4
    [​IMG] Pullets:
    black patterned red laced
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4
    [​IMG] Cockerels:
    blue patterned yellow/golden laced
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4
    [​IMG] Cockerels:
    black patterned yellow/golden laced
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4

    This would be the results of crossing a BLRW roo x SLW hens.
    The cockerels would not be desirable to keep for breeding. The pullets could be used in a BLRW program.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013

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