Color questions Please Help I'm confused

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ytailhunter, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Ytailhunter

    Ytailhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to be picking Up a Black rumpless tufted roo and plan on breeding him over a Blue Hen what should be the outcome 50% Black 50%blue or Lav.

    #2 how should I be Breeding My Duckwings


    #3 I have 2 Duckwing roos, 1Black Roo ,1White Roo,1Colombian Roo

    I also Have 3 BR hens,4white hens,3splash

    What would be the best combinations
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    By and large you have completely left out the breeds, which is very important.

    I assume by rumpless tufted you must be referring to araucanas.

    Black X Blue will give you 50/50 of each. There can be no splash--each parent would have to contribute a blue gene, and lavender is an unrelated gene, so that also is not a likelihood unless both parents are carrying hidden lavender genes.

    What BREED and VARIETY of duckwings?

    What BREED of each of the varieties? THe only breed mentioned was BR, which I assume means Barred Rock (that would be the usual nomenclature), but the way you mentioned it I am wondering if that is what you mean?
     
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "I have 2 Duckwing roos, 1Black Roo ,1White Roo,1Colombian Roo

    I also Have 3 BR hens,4white hens,3splash"

    What breeds?
    What are the Duckwings, Silver,Red, Gold split, Melanized?
    What is the genome of the whites & black?
    Is BR Barred Rock,Brown Red, Black Red, Blue Red?
    Not enough information
    David
     
  4. Ytailhunter

    Ytailhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, I am soo sorry They are all Rumpless Tufted Araucana

    I am working on my breeding pen's as we speak , And I am just trying to figure out How I should Group such a Varity I will have 3 seperate pen's. I'm not Real sure on my Duckwing but if I had to guess I would say Very light brown and Gold, ( I am colorblind ) and maybe a little stupid too,I have managed to upload photos but can not seem to put them in any posts.
     
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  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    blue and lav are not the same thing. You will not get any lav unless you got some project birds from someone developing the color in that breed. The only person I know of that is working on lav araucana is hinkjc and she isn't sharing yet [​IMG]

    and I assum the BR is a brn/red?

    eta-unfortunately I have NO experience(or knowledge) with duckwing [​IMG]

    how you set up your pens really depends on what you are trying to acheive.....
     
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  6. Ytailhunter

    Ytailhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    I am pretty much just trying to refine the colors I already have
    (IE) If I put the black roo over the blue hen= 50% black 50% blue now I will be able to set up a blue breeding pen and a black breeding pen .

    I'm just trying to figure out how to breed my multicolor birds, I have 3 or four Brown / red Hens and no BR Roos

    White is all set

    Duckwing crosses only seem to be giving me splash

    Hopefully someone can tell me how to cross what I have and what I should end up with.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I don;t see how duckwing crosses would be giving you splash, but I, too am not familiar with duckwing breeding. Have you checked any of the araucana websites?
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have a black/duckwing roo over a splash hen and get blue/red offspring. The roo is not pure for the wild gene, but does show the gold leakage down his entire back and wings. His resulting offspring come in with red plumage on the males back. Female progeny have been anything from blue based with red to bbr coloring on top to straight blue coloring (which I'm sure is hiding something). lol

    Mind you, this is not a breeding pen, just fun to see the outcomes. [​IMG]

    FYI..duckwing and bbr wild type genes seem to work well together, but I am by far no expert on those color patterns. Hopefully someone else working closely with them could elaborate.
     

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