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How to make Columbian variety

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by probman, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. probman

    probman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all chicken enthusiasts. I raise Old English Game bantams smaller breeder. I was wondering any advise from anyone on how to make Columbian bantams. It is all an all white bird, except he has all black tail, and black stripes around his neck. The rest of the body is all white.

    I would really love to have this conversation or advise from anyone and experience chicken lovers out there can give me expert opinions.

    Sharing is loving chickens!

    Have a great Holidays everyone!
     
  2. englishcockers

    englishcockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google the "chicken calculator" and familiarize yourself with the genetics of a silver columbian.
    This will be a good start.
     
  3. englishcockers

    englishcockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color variety are your OEGB's? Are you wanting to make Silver Columbian OEGB's or just any bantams that color?
     
  4. Cjarvis

    Cjarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Below are some of my birds from 2012, they are a bit better in body, type and color at this point. These are all OEGB I also have a very solid start in the variety in Rosecomb.
    I have a large number of extra Cockerels this year, but very few pullets. Feel Free to PM me if your interested in discussing them I will send you my number.

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  5. Cjarvis

    Cjarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should add I have been working on the variety in OE since 2007 / 2008 and have tried Silver Duckwing, Wheaton, and BB Red. They all work well but for the female color and pattern the wheaton works best, for males the Duckwing seemed to work best.
    The cock posted above was bred directly from a wheaton hen under a Columbian cock. I still have him today, but plan to move forward with one of his sons this year as I have used him the last few years quite heavily.
     
  6. englishcockers

    englishcockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice!
     
  7. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice looking birds. Is that putting a Silver Duckwing male over a wheaten hen?
     
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  8. Cjarvis

    Cjarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was columbian over wheaton.
    I started with columbian but were very weak in type.

    Columbian over silverduckwing or bb red provides females that appear as silver quill.
     
  9. Cjarvis

    Cjarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The following are the Duckwing bred Columbian, these make for better male line birds. The color sacrifice is the female as can be seen. I found this to be the most consistent for good colored males.
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  10. probman

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    Hello chicken buddy. I have a silver male and wondering what color or variety female to go with my silver male to get columbian.

    Please email me your thoughts to my Email so I can reply to you quick as I don't go on this chicken blogs often.

    Many thanks,
    Ron
     

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