How do you breed for coloring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jacob Temple, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have some very prettty hens and roos that are mixes how do i breed them to get a color to add or make a new color for a breed
     
  2. KPenley

    KPenley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color do you want to end up with?
     
  3. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i have so many i would like to umm ok i have some cochin silkie mixes i have a absolute pretty one that is white with black stops on it white all black tail and some more things i just love i wanted to either breed it back to silkie or cochin and make a different color
     
  4. KPenley

    KPenley Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Jacob Temple

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    umm i tried i dont know how to use it
     
  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Humm...Color breeding does have its own laws.Plus sub-laws which vary according to the color being bred. Wid Card was a highly respected veteran breeder and judge. He wrote a book on the subject back in 1912 which is timeless because it is about laws, not opinions:
    Laws governing the breeding of standard fowls; a book covering outbreeding [!] inbreeding and line breeding of all recognized breeds of domestic fowls, with chart, 1912 (1912)
    Author: Card, Wetherell Henry, 1860- http://archive.org/details/cu31924003158312
    It handles both laws and sub-laws for the standard colors. You will aso want to join the Cochin and Silke threads to see what each of these breeds brings to the genetic table.
    Best,
    Karen in western PA, USA
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012

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