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I may have asked this before but I didnt get clear answers abt lacing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by monarc23, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Okay, the lacing gene....what would I have to do to produce MORE lacing from only ONE laced bird?

    So say I take a blue laced red to a blue.

    The resulting chicks, I have no clue what they'd be, but I assume to get that lacing gene I'd have to breed back the chicks to the lacing gene again? Is this correct?
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol I think I answered this last time too. If you cross a solid blue to a BLR you will get the basic blue genetics (black blue splash) the pullets will be mostly solid colored and the males will have some color in their hackle, saddle, wingbow, and some in the breast more than likely. You then take those pullets and mate them back to a BLR. I say keep the pullets because I am pretty sure the males are impure for lacing. By crossing the first generation pullets back to a BLR bird you should get atleast 50% laced birds if not more. Those birds still wont be the best looking but they will look close to the desired BLR. You could either cross those birds together and get some poor BLR birds or do another cross to a BLR to get the proper lacing and all.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    What do you mean by "more lacing" ? Do you want offspring with better lacing? Multiple lacing? Additional birds that are laced?

    Lacing is caused by at the pattern gene (Pg) in combination with melanotic (Ml). The exact combinations of the two copies of each of htese genes makes a difference, and other genes can modify the lacing. The specific E allele can be important.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    THANK YOU!!!!! My brain has it now! [​IMG]!
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I was wanting additonal birds to be laced [​IMG]
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    THANK YOU!!!!! My brain has it now! [​IMG]!

    Are you sure??? [​IMG]
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    THANK YOU!!!!! My brain has it now! [​IMG]!

    Are you sure??? [​IMG]

    yes you goof [​IMG] [​IMG] You will be asking ME later on when you wanna mix "hey niki how do you get that lacing in the birds?" soo i dont wanan hear it HE HE HE!
     
  8. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    THANK YOU!!!!! My brain has it now! [​IMG]!

    Are you sure??? [​IMG]

    That is how we got dun laced wyandottes so "I speak from experience" lol
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Are you sure??? [​IMG]

    That is how we got dun laced wyandottes so "I speak from experience" lol

    Good just what i needed to hear thank you again! [​IMG]
     
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Quote:Are you sure??? [​IMG]

    That is how we got dun laced wyandottes so "I speak from experience" lol

    I wasnt questioning you, I was makin sure monarcs brain had it now. LOL [​IMG]
     

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