Green Egger Naked Neck Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by draye, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. hellbender

    hellbender Overrun With Chickens

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    Grinder's Switch
    In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with close inbreeding when done judiciously...but you must know what is held in the genetic packages you're working with and have a pretty good idea what you are looking to accomplish.
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. But I'm still learning. Even though I've been doing this off and in for about 35 to forty years. Still ever learning. I'm trying this out to see how it goes.
     
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  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Hopeful colored egg gene carrier cockerel:

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    In my flock, the colored egg gene had separated from pea comb and were deliberately bred single comb only for 20 years. Bad thing, makes it impossible to guess which cockerels or pullets have the gene... none of the selected pullets from last season laid colored eggs, arghh...
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    He's pretty. Do you have any EE or Ameraucanas to breed him to? That'd be a way to get the green egg gene back.
     
  5. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks. :)

    He's from a line bred separate from everything else because it was a rare combination(single+colored eggs) but now that legbars are here, I guess hoping he has it for mostly sentimental reasons.. "keep that line going".
     
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  7. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I can understand that. I have about four hen lines that I'm trying to keep going. I had a male line going but have lost that.
     
  8. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is a picture of one of the new GENN's babies from New Years Day Hatch:

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    Most are this chipmunky color, some with a little less markings.

    Here's daddy: [​IMG]

    and one of 2moms: [​IMG]
     
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  9. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    your rooster is very pretty
     
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks. I have to give him reminder every once in a while as to who's boss though. He is a very fertile rooster. Out of 14 eggs set in this clutch 13 hatched. I had one other clutch of his set also ( brown eggs that is how I can use more than one clutch in one run) that had 12 and 8 if those hatched.
     
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