1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

IT WORKED!!! AI EXPLANATION PG. 2............

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poulets De Cajun, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    If you all remember a week or so ago, maybe two, we were talking about Artifical Insemenation.

    Well I got a demonstration at the State Fair weekend before last, and when I got home I immediately took my Lavender Rooster out and collected from him, and "bred" the black hens I have him with. Then I took my white Roo and collected from him, and bred the white hens.

    Well I set all of their eggs last friday afternoon.....AND IT WORKED! After four days of incubation I can see the dark spot and spider web of veins developing.

    Sadly the Black hen that I AI'd at the show with my friends roo, and my whites apparently didn't take.

    But my black hens apparently took to my Lavender Roo because I have 8 or 9 out of the dozen that are developing!!!

    I'm so EXCITED! I had sure thought I had done it wrong!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 21, 2008
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    way to gooooo!

    how thrilling!
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,384
    31
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I'm sorry, but EWW!! Do you need to AI silkies? Or did you do it for another reason?? If that is what needs to be done, I think I will get rid of mine!!!

    I don't even want to know how you 'collected' from your roos!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    First of all, its not what you THINK, and second of all it isn't anything like you picture.... get your mind out of the gutter....LOL Just to put your mind at ease, the roo more or less just poops in a spoon! Thats all that is involved.

    And usually the only people that have to AI are the folks that raise birds for show. Because we strategically breed their birds for the extra "fluff" it gets in the way of natural breeding, so we have to AI. Trimming them also helps, but I refuse to trim my birds.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 21, 2008
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    35,112
    121
    458
    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    congrats chris!...[​IMG]..so what color babies do you think you'll get?..i wanna see pics of them!..[​IMG]
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Well its a Lavender to Black breeding so theoretically I should get 50% "mutts" carrying the lavender gene, and 50% Blacks carrying the lavender gene. I'll just be happy if any of them hatch since I've had such bad luck hatching this year....
     
  7. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Chillin' With My Peeps

    259
    0
    129
    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California
    so....how DO you do that AI thing? Mind sharing [​IMG] I think I might wana try...just for the heck of it haha
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    35,112
    121
    458
    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i wish i lived closer..i want one!..they sound beautiful!....another question..so, when you get the mutts or blacks with the lavender gene..do you then breed that chick back to the lavendar roo..to then get more lavendar gene?...is that how the breeding goes?..just curious..
     
  9. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    7,187
    20
    271
    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I would think you would get all chicks black carrying the lavender gene... hmmmmm.... how come some will be mutts? Isn't lavender a recessive dilution of black?
     
  10. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    279
    0
    129
    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    Shoo, I was wondering. I mean the images, were aweful. lol I was going to ask how in the world, did you have a center fold of hen of the month or something?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by