Genetic Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PandoraTaylor, May 19, 2010.

  1. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    If a Black Sex Link is
    RIR Roo
    Barred Rock Hen



    What is a Light Brahma over a BSL Hen?


    Here are some pictures to show what they look like:
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  2. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure there's not a name for that - but they sure are pretty!
     
  3. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    ooooh! They are pretty!
     
  4. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    Thank you, I am pretty happy with them......

    I am working on making a Columbian Rock-
    Light Brahma x Barred Rock
    f1 hens breed back to Light Brahma Roo (roosters culled to another flock)
    f2 Breed together (culling feaher legs and Peacombs *to layer flock*)

    I have 1 light brahma rooster

    over the Following hens:

    3 Light Brahma
    5 Barred Rocks
    2 New Hampshire
    20 Black Sex Link
    1 Easter Egger or Americauna (green egg layer)

    So I know the white chicks are Light Brahma x New Hampshire or EE
    (EE has the Cheek tuffs)
    (New Hampshires have the redish Splash in their white feathers)

    I am unsure if there is enough Barred Rock in the Sex Link to Consider them a part of my breeding program or if I should just add them to the layer flock..........
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd skip the BSL hens. Since they are already a cross, they'll just muddy the water, IMO. Interesting project. The birds are handsome!
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Your working on making a Columbian Rock?
    Why not just buy them that way you have the real breed?

    Chris
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think maybe it's because they are extremely hard to find, Chris. Not sure why, but so many are having issues getting this variety. A friend ordered some from a hatchery in Idaho (I think) and they came out looking like total crossbreeds, laced all over. It was weird.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I do understand what they are trying to do in there breeding.
    In the Standard of Perfection it says that the Columbian Rock was the result of crossing between the Light Brahmas, Barred Rock, White Rock and Columbian Whyandottes.
    It is a good idea but might be around 5 to 10 years of breeding to get something close to the Columbian Rock..

    They are a little hard to find and but from what I here, there are some good here in the stats and in Canada.. There was a few people that had some eggs shipped in from Dick Nieuland's in Canada.
    Some of the breeders here in the States that I found are:
    Tom Richardson in Pa,
    Jerry Powell here in Ohio
    And I believe that Dick Horstman in Pa still might have some...



    Chris
     
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  9. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    Thanks Chris -
    ETA:

    I think they will all join the layer flock in a couple of weeks......But I wanted them to gain alittle more size first.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Pandora,
    Are you still breeding these? They sure are beautiful.
     

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