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

  1. 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!
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  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

    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. 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.
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  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    congrats chris!...[​IMG] what color babies do you think you'll get?..i wanna see pics of them!..[​IMG]
  6. 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 Songster

    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California 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

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

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    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 Songster

    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?

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