Cluck-Cluck, Who's There?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Potoooooooo, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Potoooooooo

    Potoooooooo Out Of The Brooder

    Hello there! I'm Potoooooooo. Quite the name huh? I'm a to-be chicken mama and love to make new friends. I am a people's person, so please do talk to me, I do not bite! (Hehe, sometimes). I am also a graphics artist and love manipulating images, so if you want to request something poultry-related, please do feel free. And oh right, I live somewhere in Canada.

    Before I get started with poultry, I have a few questions for all of you chicken laureates. My goal with chickens is to produce either an Orpington with the colours on my profile picture (Gypsy blue skin and face, with golden buff lacing), or birth a living homozygous Araucana with the EtEt allele combination (One deemed a lethal gene). Any tips are appreciated, as I'm not sure how to start. Here are my questions:

    What life threat does the allele combination EtEt give to an Araucana? Undeveloped lungs? Heart? Brain? Why is it lethal?

    How would I introduce Gypsy to Orpingtons?

    Will my breeding goals be hard to achieve, maybe even impossible?

    Is there a way to grow chicks outside of the egg, when they are still an embryo? (I've heard secret government operations of this with humans...)

    What diet would be the best for my goals?


    Thanks and I hope to meet you all soon!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Well, Potoooooo, hope you have lots of space and time because you will have to raise and cull a lot of birds during your developmental process.
  3. Potoooooooo

    Potoooooooo Out Of The Brooder

    It hurts me to have to cull birds, but at least I have the space. Thank you!
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2016
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Realistically large numbers of offspring are necessary when attempting a breeding program of such magnitude. Culling can take many forms - including but not limited to rehoming, eating, etc.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. Sadly, I am unable to answer your questions, but maybe the folks who hang out on the "Exhibitions, genetics and breeding to SOP" forum may be able to assist.

    You may wish to drop in and introduce yourself on the Canadian thread -

    Best wishes
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Can't help you with the breeding questions but since you are an artist, maybe you would enjoy some of the mini contests we have going on right now (see the link in my signature line).

    Thanks for joining us!
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, potooooo, and :welcome! Great to have you in our flock! Best wishes with your breeding project and art! :weee
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You may want to post at "what breed or gender is this." There are several folks there who very knowledgeable regarding genetics. Also the thread starter for "Jest Another Day in Pear A Dice," can speak of genetics in ways I can't comprehend. She is that good - honestly. She is a Canadian as well and has a Chanticleer project that is doing extremely well, as well. I hope you will check out her thread.

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