Color Experts - Color on Blue X Buff Cochin Mating - Young Pullet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LMEggs, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    I have a pullet I was wondering what color she qualifies as. This was supposed to be a lemon blue project starting... This pullet is kind of I don't know... Well just have a look at her anyway... Keep in mind she is just a baby. I used a Blue hen and a Buff Rooster... I am a total newbie when it comes to crossing colors and genetics. Another question. For lemon blues should the legs be slate or yellow such as on this little pullet. Should I use this pullet to keep going with my project if so what color of rooster should I use next ?

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  2. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    So no one can help me ?
     
  3. danhonour

    danhonour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe lemon blue is a blue version of Brown red (red birchen).You are right to use blue,but you need to get a Brown Red. I am guessing you want it on a Cochin?Large or bantam?Cochins have yellow skin and shanks and even the dark colored cochins have yellow bottom feet. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pullets from this cross will be sort of quail looking (dark backs, buff breast), the cockerels more columbian looking (buff blacktail).
     
  5. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep.

    What you're doing with the Buff x Blue will never create a true Lemon-Blue, LMEggs...she's just a Blue x Buff cross, which is basically a Blue that's "leaking" Buff color.

    She's really pretty though! [​IMG]
     

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