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Gold Laced Birds- What Breeds Have This Color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by VistaSRJ, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. VistaSRJ

    VistaSRJ In the Brooder

    What are the breeds that have this color? If you wanted to create this color in a breed, ie Leghorn, what would you have to do?
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

    Feb 23, 2014
    Golden Laced Wyandotte
    Golden Laced Polish
    Golden Laced Cochin
    Golden Sebright
    I'm sure there's a Golden Serama

    Are some of the few birds I could name.

    Do you know if anyone has tried this project variety?
  3. VistaSRJ

    VistaSRJ In the Brooder

    By project variety do you mean the idea of Gold Laced Leghorns? If so, I don't know anyone. The only project birds I know of are the Gold Laced Orpingtons.

    Your list is what I know of, too, and I'm so disappointed that there aren't any others. What I really want is a standard size fowl with regular feathering that lays lots of eggs. Polish have the top hat, Cochins have the leg feathers, and Wyandottes (the kind I'll most likely end up getting) have a rose comb but are not known for laying large amounts of eggs; I'm also not a great fan of rose combs, but I'll tolerate that for this gorgeous color.

    Can anyone tell me how the Gold Laced color can be produced in a breed where it doesn't exist? What parent colors are needed?

    I would love more answers!
  4. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

    Feb 23, 2014
    A project variety is a variety that isn't really developed or not existent at all, making it a project to develop it where it can breed true and eventually be accepted in the standard. Leghorns do have a rose comb counterpart and it's probably not that difficult to go back to the single comb.
  5. VistaSRJ

    VistaSRJ In the Brooder

    All I really want to know is, if you want to produce the laced color pattern in a breed where it doesn't exist, what parent colors do you need?
  6. Wishapup

    Wishapup Songster

    May 1, 2013
    I am very interested in the idea of Gold Laced Leghorns as well, or Silver Laced! Unfortunately I can't think of any LF Mediterranean-type breeds with that colouring! The laced colours have mostly been introduced into heavier breeds: Cochin, Orp, Wyandotte....

    I think it would look very nice on a lighter-style chicken, like this Feathersite White Leghorn hen.


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