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Creating a new breed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Covert, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Covert

    Covert New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I am new here and I have a question. I'm looking for input on genetics. I want to start a new breed. I would like to have an end result of dark bottom half ( maybe spotted) and barring on hackles and saddle of a lighter color. I am thinking about Dominique roos over 3 different hens New Hampshire, Buff Orpington and Speckled Sussex. Should I take these crossed roos and breed them back to original hens or breed them to the cross hens then that offspring back to original hens or what? I want the 3 different lines for a spiral breeding program. Any sound help would be appreciated. I know it is going to take time, I'm just looking for a point in the right direction.
    Thanx
    Covert
     
  2. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Kelsie X2 Definitely post in the section linked to you.

    Good luck with your breeding project and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Covert

    Covert New Egg

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    Hi TwoCrows, We live in Pa. but we have 20 acres in Socorro New Mexico, were in NM do you live. I'd love to live there
    Joe
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    I don't have any experience creating new breeds or varieties, so I can't help. Good luck, though! Your proposed breed sounds interesting.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I don't have any experience mixing breeds, unfortunately. I would definitely try posting in the Genetics section.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know about hybridizing chickens - is color your main purpose of attempting to create a new breed or, are you also breeding maybe for robustness, greater layer capabilities, size, temperament, dual purpose, etc?
     
  10. Covert

    Covert New Egg

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    I want to breed for health and dual purpose. I want to homestead a small flock and just have fun with it.
     

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