good genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Groucho, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Groucho

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    I would like to breed silver laced and golden laced orpingtons with a good genetic pool. Greenfire Farms is suppose to have a very good line for orpingtons. My question is would it be better for me to get a rooster and the hens from different broods or doesn't it matter that much if they are out of the same brood. I really would like to start a with a good line. I would appreciate any info on this or source references that would be helpful. Thanks alot.
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im going to say get them all from one place, the colors have been created and could have been made using different breeds. if you cross from 2 different lines you might have some oddball characteristics come out.
     
  3. Groucho

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    I guess what i'm trying to say is which way would get me the strongest lineage a rooster and a hen from different broods or use a rooster and hen out of the same batch of egg. I would not cross breeds. Thanks
     
  4. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i may not be the right person to talk to on this one LOL. i do some breeding towards show, but im not a showman.

    i typically take 2 trios and switch in the middle of the breeding. then take my best older rooster and breed back to the 4 best pullets, saving the second best male i have for a backup.
     
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    oops, edited
     
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    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Golden Laced Orps from USA sources:
    http://www.lansonfamilyfarms.com/Page_2.php
    http://goldlacedorpingtons.com/ ( read the 4 replies, has chicks this Fall 2013)
    http://rockin-g-ranch.com/goldlacedorpington.html
    They are shipping chicks now!
    http://bluehenhatchery.com/GoldLacedOrpington.html
    sold out for 2013, maybe get on their list for 2014?
    http://www.featherauction.com/detail.asp?id=649&n=LOVELY-TRIO-OF-GOLD-LACED-ORPINGTON-iMPORTS
    I know this breeder. Bought Marans eggs from her. A very nice lady. From Barnesville, Georgia.
    if she is trimming her flocks for overwintering, you might get a nice trio from her.
    Best,
    Karen
    in western PA, USA
     
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  8. 3riverschick

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    Here's another one. Waltz's Ark in Colorado. Very interesting people.
    Raise everything naturally. Very dedicated to natural animal raising.
    Their website says they have Gold Laced Orps right now for sale. Because
    they are high in the mountains, they start their breeding pens
    later than other breeders, so have birds available now when other
    breeders have already closed their breeding pens.
    http://www.naturalark.com/poultryforsale.html
    Best,
    Karen in western PA, USA
     
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