Hi, new member in NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GingersHuman, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everybody! I've been lurking for a while, and finally decided to join.

    I now have 17 chickens, which include 2 roosters (a Bantam and a white Leghorn/ Wyandotte cross), 2 black Australorps,a white Leghorn, 3 Bantam hens, an Araucana, a couple mixed breeds, 3 new day-old half cochin chicks, and 3 new hens I picked up today. (I've started a thread to decide which breeds they are.)

    Also have a dog, 4 cats, and 2 horses.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, GingersHuman, and :welcome. Great to have you in our community! Sounds like a nice farm you have going! Best wishes and enjoy BYC! :weee
     
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens!!! I would love to see a picture of your Wyandotte/Leghorn mix, I have been thinking about doing that combo and see what happens. Thank you for joining us and I hope you have fun!
     
  4. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and :welcome I'm glad that you joined the flock :)
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! What a lovely mix of breeds you have there. I'm sure with all your other animals too they must keep you very busy. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  6. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is, he's young, he'll be 18 wks Sunday. His name is Smudge [​IMG]
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    He's pretty leggy so far. And he continues to get more color as he gets older.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    @CuzChickens I've had one of those too! He was GLW X Leghorn. Looked about the same as @GingerHuman's except the comb was MUCH bigger. I called him meathead because it was so ugly. The comb was bigger than his head. Other that he looked like a White Leghorn with some gold in the wings.
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hmmm, I am just thinking trying to combine the excellent traits of the white leghorn as a egg layer with the beautiful lacing of wyandottes.
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    That would probably take a pretty long time to do. I'd guess at least 3-4 generations to get a decent specimen. If you use White Leghorns you'll have to breed out the Dom white they carry, and then deal with whatever pattern they're hiding and get lacing back into the pattern while maintaining laying ability. If you did do it, you'd do best to cross GLW/SLW cock to a White Leghorn hen, then cross the F1 pullets back to the original cock, and again with F2 and so on. F1 would be all white/gold (or silver) leakage, but F2 you'd see 50% non white and be able to select the best laced from those. By generation three or four, with good selection, you'd have a genetically "laced" bird, but the lacing would still be messy (see: recent hatchery SLWs who I am 95% sure this exact thing has been happening to) and you'd have to pay very close attention to the pullets you select to see any real difference in egg production.
     
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