How do you breed the blue gene in Japanese bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JoJo 95, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know about this?
     
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    breeding a new color into a breed should be left to the experienced breeder. my advice? go to the official Japenese bantam breed club (i do not know their name website) and see if anyone isnt already working on these, and maybe get some support to start a project between several breeders.

    as far as introducing a new color, you would have to get it from another breed. Id say use blue serama, but the blue serama is still a work in progress for most breeders and they are expensive... so id say your best bet would be to get the color from a blue old english, bred to a black Japenese, than use only the finest black japs to breed your blue bird back to. it will take a good 7 generations and hard culling to get back to the standard, which is why i say it should be left to the experienced breeder

    once back to the standard, remember, for your best blues, go splashXblack for your best splashes, go blueXblue, and if your blacks begin to loose their green sheen, mate them to mottled birds.
     
  3. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok that seems like something i can do
     

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