Cross breeding question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sylverfly, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any pics of EE and RIR crosses or Red Sexlink and RIR crosses, I found a large stash of eggs outside and decided to see if they’d hatch. So they’re in the incubator they probably won’t hatch but if they do I’d like to see what they’d look like. Thanks
     
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  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please post pictures of the EEs and I will give it a try.

    Tim
     
  3. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The EE is the roo heres a pic of him

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  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sylverfly,

    The male appears to be a golden duck wing color.

    The Rhode island red cross will produce offspring that that are columbian red and columbian silver.

    The female offspring will look similar to the rhode island red females but have some black stippling on their backs and some black in the hackles. The red males will look similar to rhode island red males with some black in the hackles and some black feathers on the breast. Both males and females will have more black in their tails and wings than the rhode island red.

    The silver columbian females will look similar to a light sussex or a light brahma. They will have some red on their backs, shoulders and wings. The amount of red will vary could have a solid red back or patches of red. The silver males will look like a light sussex or light brahma also. They will have black feathers on their breast and some on their backs. Some of the males will develop some red and straw coloring like in the father.

    All of the offspring will have green legs or half green legs/ half yellow legs and a wierd looking comb, something in between a pea and a single comb. They could all have muffs and breads or you could get half muffs and beards and half clean faced. The females will lay brown and or green eggs, it depends on the genes carried by the EE.

    Tim
     
  5. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Very informative, thanks for the information.
     
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Wow, Tim! You should write a book. That was good!
     
  7. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, Tim! You should write a book. That was good!

    Tim is writing a book.[​IMG]
     
  8. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I know, that is why posted that! LOL I was being silly but it helps others to know about it as well.
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know, that is why posted that! LOL

    Sorry, I was obtuse.[​IMG]
     
  10. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, I was obtuse.[​IMG]

    Krys,

    That is a new angle on things.


    Nadine

    Thank you for the compliment. I need to get off this board and get to work writing. Actually this board helps me to understand the needs of breeders. You have knowledgeable people, people with some genetic knowledge and others that do not have any knowledge. The key to doing a good job in writing the book is to reach each of the groups.

    Tim
     
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