D'uccles colors~~mix or ??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyd2008, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    First, a bit of history. I bought eggs from ebay last fall, black/blue mottled, porcelain, and mille fluer d'uccles. I hatched 3 black mottleds, 2 porcelain, and 1 mille fleur. Black mottleds=2 cockerel, 1 pullet; porcelains=2 pullets; mille fleur=1 cockerel. Over the winter I ended up losing one mottled cockerel and one porcelain pullet.

    A few months ago, someone was nice enough to 'take' some extra roos off my hands, without my permission of course [​IMG] One of them was the black mottled cockerel.

    The black mottled pullet has recently started laying. She is with the mille fleur cockerel and a porcelain cockerel (bought him for the porcelain pullet, who was also taken [​IMG]).

    I was wondering if black mottled crossed to mille fleur or porcelain would result in any 'pure' color, or if they would just be mixed. I do have other mille fleurs I can put that roo with, but I have no other porcelains. So if I can't use him, he will be finding a new home [​IMG]

    So which roo (if either) should I keep with the mottled?
     
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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Since it has been over a week since this was posted, I figured it would be okay to bump it rather than reposting. Surely someone here knows about d'uccles colors? [​IMG]

    Black mottled + black mille fleur= ??
    Black mottled + porcelain= ??

    Here is a bad pic of them, I always take bad pics [​IMG]
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  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I wish I knew Shelley.

    Have you tried the genetic calculator thingy?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Where's that?
     
  5. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry i can't help on the gentics but i like you porc roo alot, he has decent type. how old is he?
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    About 7 months? 8 months? I bought him just a few months ago and he was young (4-5 months) then. I don't like his foot feathering, it could be better [​IMG]
     
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  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Thanks for the link, I think I'm officially confused now [​IMG]

    If I looked at it right, I should keep the porcelain and breed to her, then keep females of that crossing and breed back to him? This would give me a percentage of black mottled, lavender mottled, lavender, porcelain, mille fleur, isabel, and a whole bunch of others? [​IMG]
     
  9. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    You can also breed the porcelains with the mille fleurs, you'll get splits, then breed them together, and you'll get some pure porcelains, some more splits, and some mille fleurs. Porcelain is to mille fleur what lavender is to black.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:The only problem with that is that I only have the 1 porcelain rooster. I have the porc. roo, the black mottled hen, 1 mille fleur hen, 1 mille fleur roo, and the 1 black mille fleur roo. I had another mille fleur hen, but lost her a few weeks ago to a predator [​IMG]
    I've got an unknown mille fleur in the brooder, and some mille fleur eggs in the bator, so I should have more of those. I just don't know which would be better to put with the black mottled, it seems either one will work though.
     

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