Brown Reds and Lemon Blues

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickychee, May 12, 2008.

  1. chickychee

    chickychee Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    I was wondering if I put my Lemon Blue OEGB hens in with my Brown Red OEGB hen and Brown Red OEGB Roo if I would get Brown Reds, Lemon Blues, and Lemon Blue Splash. It seems to be this way with Modern Games and I was wondering if it's the same with OEGB.
  2. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Songster

    May 12, 2008
    I don't know because I have never had that many breeds.[​IMG] Good luck!

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    I used to raise Large fowl OE in Brown Red & Lemon Blue. I bred them back & forth together because an old timer told me that's haow you kept the colour in the Brown Reds.
    Must have worked I had best Brown Red & 3rd best OE overall in a class of 170 at the APA National 3 years ago.
  4. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    brownred and lemon blue is the same except for the andalusian blue gene.
    So you can breed them together, but you will only get brown red and lemon blue, no splashes. you have to breed the offspring (that carry blue) together to get any splash.
    colors breed the same no matter the breed.
  5. chickychee

    chickychee Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    OK so when I put them together and hopefully someday get more Lemon Blues, I can breed just the Lemon Blues together and maybey get Splashes?
  6. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Quote:Woot woot way to go! I wanna see a picture of that gorgeous bird! [​IMG]
  7. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    EGH- when you say the cockerals will be impure, what exactly does that mean? Does it mean they will not have the proper coloring or does it mean if they are bred, they will not breed true.
    Your example was:
    Brown Red Male x Birchen Female = Pullets-Brown Red, Cockerels-Impure

    Would the cockeral look like a brown red? What would its offspring be like?

    Is there any way by looking at the cockeral to tell if it is impure?
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    what about the F2 generation on the pullets/hens,,,,,,,,will they breed true ?,,,,,,this sounds like it could be opening up a can of worms unless a person is a very good record keeper, really knows what they are doing, and only does this breeding sparingly????!!!!!!!!

    THOUGHTS????!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    impure simply means that the rooster will have one gene for red and one for silver, making him somewhere close to "gold" in the neck and hackle. this happens because the roosters have two places on the chromosome for S or s+. The hen only has one such place, and she can ONLY inherit that from her dad. so hens always get their red or silver from their dad.
    that does not mean, however, that a "split" or impure rooster is useless in breeding.
    If he has one copy of silver and one copy of red, the chances of him throwing a red pullet are 50%. Same for silver. So half of the pullets from a split rooster will be red and half will be silver.

    Half of the birds out of a black and a blue will be blue...
    blue x blue = 25% black, 50% blue, and 25% splash

    t is not hard to do, you just have to know what you are doing, and look carefully at all birds considered for breeding.

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