CREATE YOUR OWN BREED OF CHICKEN

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Corny Caleb, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thread is for people (like me) who like to think-up cool and original hibrid chicken breeds by crossing breeds that already exist. For example... Silver laced polish, and silver phoenix...frizzled. Resulting in a long-tailed crested frizzled!. You can choose up to 3 different chicken breeds. Just type out the features of your "dream bird", and HAVE FUN!
     
  2. Anikaanimalgirl

    Anikaanimalgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    HELLO Caleb!! I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sorry that no none has posted in this thread.... I don't know much about chickens, which is why i joined BYC, lol . but if you could give me some info... that would be AWESOME : )


    ---Anika
     
  3. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok....um, I'll try to think about a chicken fact......oo ooo. ok, I got one, girl chickens actually lay eggs! not the boys : )
     
  4. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so funny...
     
  5. Anikaanimalgirl

    Anikaanimalgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    ha ha... I knew that already,... tell me something I DONT know... caleb... lol XD[​IMG] !! I AM FUNNY2!!!
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Nothing Cooler than a Crested Blue Sexlinked Olive egger

    Blue Copper Maran rooster mated to a Cream Crested Legbar hen
     
  7. birdbrain79

    birdbrain79 Out Of The Brooder

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    I like the idea of creating my own breed. Whatever they may look like they will be dual purpose.
     
  8. thecuriouslynx

    thecuriouslynx Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there!

    I am interested..
    Sooo you might mean something like taking chickens which usually have dominant genes muffs, beards and combs and developing the recessive genes so they are completely smooth headed and look more like Pigeons or Doves ?

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  9. GaryDean26

    GaryDean26 Chicken Czar Premium Member

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    Okay...he is one that I was working on before I got rid of all my projects to focus on a single breed flock.

    1) Andalusian Blue coloring with thick dark lacing
    2) Blue feet, black beak, brown eyes, red face, blue ear lobes
    3) Deep head, with Single Comb, Cresting, and well curved beak
    4) Vulture hocks and feathered feet
    5) Blue eggs
    6) Downward sloping back
    7) Prominant Breast
    8) Long cuved tail at 45 deg.
    9) moderate fluff
    10) large wings
    11) Long thighs
    12) Well feathered hackle
    13) Long well curved neck
    14) hard feathers
    15) four toes
    16) no spurs on hens and only on spur (per shank) on the cockerels
    17) 5-1/2 lbs hens, 7-1/2 lbs cocks.
    18) Non-flighty
    19) cold and heat hardy
    20) good disease resistance and longevity
    21) Moderate growth rates with good fleshing
    22) Long keel that follows the line of the back
    23) Deep and wide body
    24) Non aggressive
    25) good foragers
    26) non-broody
    27) clean faced

    Foundation breeds would be Blue Silkie, Blue Breda, EE.
     
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  10. thecuriouslynx

    thecuriouslynx Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry I couldn't get back to this thread sooner, life has a way of getting - in the way a lot. :)

    GaryDean26,
    OK! Now I have an idea of it. LOL! But after reading your description all I kind of see in my head is a picture which sort of looks like a Griffin! LOL! Take no offense please. I have never tried to develop a new breed and have absolutely no clue what would be involved. Or how long it would take. I have seen pics of Cream Legbars. I think they are very pretty. Never seen one in person though.

    I do have a bird project though where I have tried to improve my flock for the things I like. Some of the items you have listed I also agree with and think are attractive. I have succeeded with some of my birds towards my goals. I also like;

    1- Blue coloring with lacing.
    2- Black beaks with black or dark violet eyes. Don't like the brownish so much.
    3- No comb at all. Like a Dove's head. Skull more upward round that long like a collie dog head. Girls look feminine. Boys like boys.
    4- No wattles. No muff or beard. All smooth feathered face. (What do you mean by deep head?)
    5- Slate grey smooth legs. (My birds free range the whole property year round)
    6- Blue or Mint green eggs
    7- Sufficient breast
    8- Short back with steep upward curve and short sassy tail feathers
    9- Fluffy saddle area
    10 thru 14 haven't cared about yet to busy with the above! :)
    15- Four toes
    16- No spurs on girls. Only on boys.
    17- My boys are larger than my girls
    18- Non-flighty and personable.
    19- My birds do very well in heat and cold
    20- Hearty free range with other livestock, exposed to a lot
    21- Mine are tending to be slow to mature
    22- Tall/deep? Keel so hatching eggs fit well along either side.
    23- Deep and wide for boys, girls should look like girls
    24- Assertive hens who will adamantly protect and defend their eggs and chicks. Roo's that will look for danger and protect their flock.
    25- Forage (and beg for treats) very well
    26- Definitely want broody to preserve natural instinctual and hormonal genetics so it will be role-modeled and passed on.
    27- I have two sides to my project going. Muff and beard. And completely smooth faced. Girls looking like girls. Boys like boys.

    Foundation breeds.. well, I have EE's with who knows what for a background and some Ameraucana so these would have to do
    in that department. LOL!
     

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