Genetics Gurus......

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    If I cross , Larry, my mottled Houdan Rooster on a Blue Orp Hen what might I get color wise????
    Also if I cross on my RIR hen????

    Other possibilities
    BLRW
    Speckled Sussex
     
  2. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm...chickens lol [​IMG] Sorry I'm really bad at genetics, I'm trying to learn though
     
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I'm kind of a go ahead and do it and let's see what we get. [​IMG] But I would like to learn some too. That and I don't want to make something super ugly:eek:
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:More importantly than the genetics is the reason WHY you want to create a cross bred bird, and WHAT are you going to do with the resulting offspring?
     
  5. Hi! My crosses were different breeds, but when I crossed mottled with blue --- I got blacks and blues. Some of the males had gold/straw color in the hackles.
    A tiny % had some mottling (I got a mott Japanese x blue Silkie cross that has some mottling on her head and a blue Naked Neck Silkie x mott Cochin cross with some mottled feathers on his feet).
    No clue on the reds cause I don't breed any red birds [​IMG]

    Good luck!
    Lisa
     

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