How do I make the columbian pattern?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by punky rooster, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    I want to make a columbian Wyandotte by crossing a barred rock & a white Wyandotte (this project will take place next year) what steps must I take to try this?
    punky
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Columbian wyandottes already exist if that's what you're after. But if you're doing this for fun a barred rock x white wyandotte cross won't get you what you want. You'll have to cross to a bird that has the Columbian gene.
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    You know you can buy Columbian Wyandottee don't you?
     
  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    yes I know but I want to start a project for fun.
    look here
    Columbian Wyandottes were first exhibited at the Columbian Exposition of the 1893 World's Fair held in Chicago. This variety was produced by crossing a White Wyandotte and a Barred Plymouth Rock

    http://www.afn.org/~poultry/breeds/wyandott.htm
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    History may state that is how they were developed, but I doubt that is fact. Give your project a try and see how it goes. If you really like the Columbian pattern, why not buy a few just for "pretty"? If you try this project, come back and give a report on how it goes.
     
  6. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:ok sounds good
    punky
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Punky,

    The first White Wyandotte was a sport out of a Silver Laced Wyandotte so I would believe that would play a big affect on the creation of the Columbian Wyandotte.
    You could try breeding a White Wyandotte to a Bared Rock but you could come up short with out the Silver Laced genetics behind it.

    You may want to PM Henk69 and see what he thinks.

    Chris
     
  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    I will try that
     
  9. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't you use a buckeye instead of a white wyandotte?
     
  10. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    to make columbian?
    buckeye and BR are related if that matters.......
     
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