d'uccle colors and genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hdowden, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i am just starting out in the d'uccle world and will be hatching some pq eggs next year while i shop around for some good lines. i have a self blue roo, a porcilian pullet, and a mille fluer w/porcelian heratige pullet. if i hatch eggs out from them what colors would i get. i would appreciate any pics. also the self blue is hatchry qulity and he has wattles, how would deal with this?

    i know that the best color to use with him would be black or black molted, could i get blue mille from crossing the mille and the self blue
     
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    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Patterns , like mille fleur etc., are difficult to establish once a person has out crossed to another variety. I would suggest that you stick with self blue or black. These varieties are easy to reproduce when compared to the secondary pattern varieties. Start with something easy- then progress to the more difficult, time consuming and money consuming projects. Secondary color patterns require years to establish and lots of culled chicks. Trust me I know- I have been working on secondary patterns for a while.

    You can get a lavender mille fleur or porcelain. It will take 4 or 5 years and lots of culls to get what you want; assuming one hatch per year.

    Tim
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thank you for the information.

    i was told that crossing a porcelian with a self blue can be deadly does anyone know anything about this?
     

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