Genetics people help!!!! Please!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jeff9118, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last fall I visted a mans house to look at some seramas. While I was there I noticed that he had a porcelain OE hen and a lavender OE hen in a cage together. I expressed interest in these and he said he bought them at a show along with a rooster as a trio of porcelain OE but had since then lost the roo. Then he said I could have them and I took them. I gave the lav hen to a friend and kept the other. The porcelain hen is of good quality for an OE and has perfect coloring. From what I understand this color is rare in this breed at least of good quality and I am not interested in ordering a bunch of eggs just to get a roo. I already had a very good Blue Mille Fluer OE rooster which has awesome conformation and color. I read somewhere that porcelain is a dilute gene of Mille Fluer and if bred back to Mille fluer you would get 50% of each color. I would like some more of the porcelain so I put these 2 birds together and so far have only hatched 4 that seem to be feathering in BMF and reg MF in color although they hatched as yellow chicks. So is there a chance in reproduceing this color with this cross or am I going to have to breed the F1 generation back to each other or the mother to get more. If anyone can help please let me know and thank you. By the way for those that dont know OE stands for Old English and these are bantams.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Lavender is recessive--it only shows up in a double dose. Unless your roo is split for lav (which you will only know by test breeding, and so far it isn't showing up), you cannot get porcelain from the pair. However, your porcelain hen will give each of her chicks a copy of lavender. Breed the promising males back to her and you should get some porcelains.
     
  3. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You I will keep the best roo and breed back. I know my BMF roo is not split. I could not find any BMF OE roos with good conformation and pattern anywhere so I took the best reg MF roo I could find and bred him to a show quality blue splash hen and made my own. He is sixth generation from this project.
     
  4. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    If you breed the porcelain to miile fleor you should get all blue mille. Then breed the blue mille's together to produce porcelain.
     

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