I need Breed Advice

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by triplett0341, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. triplett0341

    triplett0341 In the Brooder

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    I ordered a mixture of old english bantams and was looking for ideas on crossing breeds.

    Here is what I have so looking for any suggestions and would love to see pics of any cross results.

    I have:
    Red Pyle H and R
    Gold Duckwing R and H
    Silver Duckwing R
    Splash R
    BB Red H
    Fawn Silver Duckwing R
    Barred R
    Unk R he may be a ginger red?
     
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  2. triplett0341

    triplett0341 In the Brooder

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    I also have a golden neck R
     
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  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Best to keep the same patterns together unless you want messy leakage. I'd like to see gold or BB red duckwing x Fawn silver. If you do red/gold rooster over silver hen, you'll get sexlinked chicks. (gold females, silver-looking males.)
     
  4. triplett0341

    triplett0341 In the Brooder

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    Kind of want to experiment really. i Thought about the fawn silver duckwing rooster with a bb red hen.
     
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  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    get the book "The genetics Of Chicken Colours, The basics" by Van Dort. You won't regret it. Some colors have an affinity for others. Some just create a mess. The book will help explain it. Worth every penny. www.chickencolours.com
    Best,
    Karen
     
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  6. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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  7. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Ducks!

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    :goodpost: Yes, unless you want leakage and mixed up colors, keep the same varieties separate from other varieties.
    Thanks for the tag, you know I love anything about OEGBs :love
     
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    thanks everyone
     

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