d'Uccle Experts- can you breed Golden Neck females to Mille Fleur roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by verycherry, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering, since I know where I can get two GN females, but I don't have a Golden Neck male. I do have a Mille Fleur male.

    I think Golden Neck is basicly Mille Fleur with dominant white to take out the black, correct? ...or no? Would you cross them?
     
  2. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep you can cross them. will probly result in goldneck offspring with some black flecking in the whtie areas, but not much.
     
  3. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic! I'm going to get them, thank you!
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I thought golden neck was when you added splash?
     
  5. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about that....never heard that, but I'm VERY new to d'Uccles.

    I did find some information yesterday afternoon that stated that dominant white cause the black spots of a Mille Fleur to change to white, which is what makes a Golden Neck a Golden Neck, but that after a while the golden background color can also start to fade, so crossing to a Mille Fleur can brighten the color back up.

    These new little Golden Necks are just dumplings! Besides these two new ones, I have a pair of Blue Mille Fleur, one 5 month old regular Mille Fleur cockerel, and a new Mille pullet chick.

    A breeder of bantams told me yesterday that the Porcelain color is basicly a dilute Mille Fleur. I thought that was a Blue Mille Fleur.....? But like I said, I'm new to d'Uccles in general. I need to look all this stuff up.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Blue dilutes only the black of a mille fleur into a blue mille fleur. Lavender (instead) dilutes both the black into lavender and the buff into straw for porcelain.
     
  7. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for explaining that.

    I'd like to eventually get some of the Porcelain too. Another for my wish list.......along with those gray Silkies pullets I need for my cockerel! [​IMG]
     

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