how to make a breed ( red shouldered leghorn )

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jacob Temple, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been raising chickens for years and this spring i had hatch out a bunch of chicks that looked the same but all died but one roo how do u keep the color and or breed for it he is a wheaten game leghorn cross but looks like a red shouldered yokohama some what here is a pic of him . P.S how do you breed him well to put it shortly how do i breed to keep a breed like this to make a new color
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  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    red pyle leghorn
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    not quite.. the bird he is showing is based on Bichen(the ER allele not the silver birchen look) and has dominant white(see flywings) and is showing Red leakage(he is golden S/s+, enhanced by Mahogany), the white leghorns are based on Birchen(ER) and are sex linked silver combined with dominant white, this makes for an all white bird, if you want more birds like him, just cross him back to wheaten game, if you want more game birds like him, or breed him to a colored leghorn if you want more leghorns like him
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You'll get a very similar color with your basic red sex link rooster.
     
  5. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok sorry i didnt understand all of that but how would u go by the lines of making a red shouldered leghorn or along those lines and make is a color like hatcherys sell. i have always wanted to come up with a color not yet reconized
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Me too... but Red Pyle is a reconized one, how about an autosexing Ameraucana?
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    yes very similar
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  8. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    americana ? but how would u do that he doesnt have any in him and if i breed it in to him how would just get his color
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    I was just thinking outloud, going back to your bird, if you want more like him, just cross him with a black breasted red hen...
     
  10. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok but how do u know all of this about genetics about it is there somthing i could read or what ever to understand it
     

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