Creating your own strain

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gamelife, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone experimented with creating there own strain/breed of chickens?
     
  2. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any experience with it but. Are you wanting them to breed true or just make a mixed chicken
     
  3. jpsbcfc

    jpsbcfc Out Of The Brooder

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    sadly i cant have a cockerel due to the close proximity of my neighbours but i would love to mix different breeds and see what developed
     
  4. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Breed true. I think it would be neat to take each individual characteristics that you like from different breeds and put them all into one.
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not a new breed(though rare), I have a black Penedesenca hen that lays a plum egg so I'm hoping to perpetuate a line of plum layers.
    Wish me luck.
     
  6. bigshawn

    bigshawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Got any pic??, and Good luck.........
     
  7. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That will be close to impossible. And to get a chicken to breed true for one it takes years just to breed a color true so in a whole new breed will take longer. From what I understand it takes five different people breeding 5 chickens for 5 years to create a APA breed. I'm sorry that is for breeding a new color. So a new breed will probably be harder. It takes FOREVER!
     
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  8. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Plum eggs, never heard of that. That's cool. Maybe you could get a son from her and breed him back to her and see what those daughters produce.
    Good luck!
     
  9. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Makes sense. Its seems like you would need more people breeding the same way you are. That way you could combine different families without inbreeding to tightly.
     
  10. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone show their mixes?
     

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