Here's an interesting concept...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Iluvmypeeps, May 26, 2010.

  1. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking earlier today; about showing chickens, and whether or not I'd be interested in doing it. And one thought led to another, breding my own birds, possibly creating a new breed or color, etc. And an interesting thought occured to me. Since sebright roosters are 'henny-feathered' (having round hackle and saddle feathers), would it be at all possible to create a bird which the female is 'rooster-feathered'?

    I think they would be beautiful birds, and would very quickly become popular. WHat do you think?
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:There are some game and oriental longtail breeds of hens that have tails that curve over kinda like the roosters but not as high carried.
     
  3. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen those, and they're beautiful.

    But I'm talking about a hen with a long and high-carried tail, sharper neck feathers (to look like hackles), and longer saddle feathers. That would be amazing.
     
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  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep that would be cool. but there would be confusion as to which is hens and which is roos lol
     
  5. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you breed them to look like that, I will buy some!
    I have been saying for YEARS I want them to exist!
     
  6. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So, you thought of the same thing? Cool!


    Sadly, I currently do not own enough property to bred any birds whatsoever. [​IMG]
    Maybe somebody else will try to accomplish this?
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    THere is no "cocky" feathered gene [​IMG] There is a henny feathering gene (it's recessive). You can have females develop male feathering, but it is becuase they have lost estrogen due to their ovary having stopped working. So developing it as a breed characteristic is pretty much not possible.
     
  8. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little deja vu here. Henny feathering is dominant.
    Male feathering in hens can be a real nightmare to get rid of.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Oops, that's what I get for not veryifying before I write [​IMG]
     
  10. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think next year I am gonna try it.
    Even if I fail, I will at least have more chickens, right?
     

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