Buff lacing?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by beakkeeper, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this coloring only present in polish? I really like the look of it, but I don't care for polish so much (sorry guys). How would you achieve it in a different breed? Buff Wyan. X GLW?
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would purchase Grant Breretons book on creating new colors. I think it might help. Now that I say this I need to purchase a copy for myself. [​IMG]

    Here are some Buff Laced Wyandottes:

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  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish:
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  4. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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  5. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah see..I can't see the photo she posted. I was just going by what the reply was.
     
  6. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To get started, you would have to cross a gold laced wyandotte to a white wyandotte that carried dominant white. If you can not find a dominant white wyandotte you could get dominant white from a red sex link.

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    Cross two blue laced red wyandottes and produce a splash laced red wyandotte. You will not get buff.

    Tim
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Does anybody know if dominant white is present in buff Wyandottes?

    Just in case for the OP, the reason for wanting dominant white is because it changes black to white while leaving the browns/tans/reds/ mostly unaffected. Buff laceds are gold laced with dominant white added.. so if you do an outcross, it would work to repeat each generation by breeding a bird showing white to a pure GLW until good lacing is achieved.
     
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  8. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kevin,

    Buff breeders that have a problem with black in the tail and wings will introduce dominant white to remove the black. You never know what will be found in a buff bird. Dominant white could be found in buff wyandottes or white wyandottes. Test crossing will determine if a bird has dominant white. Cross the white or buff with a black or barred wyandotte. If you get white chicks with black spots or white adult birds with black feathers or peppering - the birds carry dominant white for sure.

    Tim
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks, was aware of DW being in some buff stocks for that reason. Right now I have a Buff Minorca and can see the tell tale white leaking in her tail, so she certainly has it.

    Was wondering more if the OP could use Buff Wyandotte if it was documented DW were present.

    BTW you answered a question of mine in another much older thread.. missed it until just now, wanted to give a belated thanks.
     
  10. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My word, those buff laced wyandottes up top are about the most beautiful bird ever!
     

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