Light Brahma breeding RIR, and bred back to offspring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CynthiaM, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. CynthiaM

    CynthiaM Out Of The Brooder

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    Kind of a followup to a previous post.

    It appears in some incubated eggs that are chicks now one month old, that my light brahma rooster was quite active. Three of the clutch have the leg feathering and colour of the brahma. He was breeding with a half blind RIR hen and we put some of her eggs in the incubator. These three chicks are gals, as they resemble his colouring.

    When these three pullets mature, can I breed back to the light brahma? Will the resulting chicks of these breedings be VERY similar to the father now? I am ordering a book on chicken genetics, so one day I may be able to help others that have silly questions, just like mine, smiling.
     
  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    These three chicks are gals, as they resemble his colouring.

    Not quite sure what you mean by this. They wouldn't be sex linked.
    If you breed his daughters back to him you ought to get some his colour. Some of their offspring may be affected by mahogany & autosomal red.​
     
  3. CynthiaM

    CynthiaM Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, now I am getting confused about chicken genetics, of which I know very little to begin with.

    The light brahma rooster bred with a rhode island red hen. Three of the clutch are definitely his progeny.

    The chicks are brahma cross, they have feathered legs and have some of the brahma white. That comes from the brahma (rooster) breed, if they were cockerals, wouldn't they be brown like their mother?

    I thought that the pullets get their genetic information from the rooster. The cockerals get it from the mother. This is a picture of two of the month old pullets and cockerals. I would love for someone to answer to this post too.

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  4. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't understand the mumbo jumbo, I failed biology the winter before last but I do know you have a cutie pie cockerel in the 1st pic and a cutie pie pullet in the second:)

    I also know I have to study that boring mumbo jumbo book and take biology over again...[​IMG]
     
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cute chicks. [​IMG]

    I thought that the pullets get their genetic information from the rooster. The cockerals get it from the mother.

    I've heard this before, not sure why people say this.... it isn't true.

    That comes from the brahma (rooster) breed, if they were cockerals, wouldn't they be brown like their mother?

    So unfortunately it isn't as simple as that.

    All the offspring ought to be columbian & have mahogany & autosomal red, which may or may
    not show up making white parts more orange. Any pullet offspring will be silver; the male offspring will have both silver & gold which will lead to yellowish looking bird (brassiness) most especially in hackles & shoulders.​
     
  6. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Isnt the first a pullet and the second a roo?!
     
  7. CynthiaM

    CynthiaM Out Of The Brooder

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    As days go by, I now think they are both roos, smiling. Oh brother, that is not what I wanted. This genetic thing is driving me crazy. There is another chick the same age, and it is just beginning to get a little feather poking out here and there on its shanks. The others had lots of feathers to begin with. Figure that one. Think I need to go to chicken genetic school to even begin to understand. Clearly these are taking after their dad in almost every respect. Gotta stop that cross breeding. I am focusing only on hatching eggs that are pure, the chickens in the spring will all be in their own areas. Got the room to do that and will do that, smiling.
     
  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Juvenille feathering and adult feathering are going to be very different in this mix. You'll see a lot more gold/yellow/cream coming in on the boys later.
     
  9. lucyday

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    Hi, I have recently got a brahma hen and I'm looking to mate her in the hope of a few more brahma chicks(female) this is my first time owning chickens (we've had our girls 6 weeks) if I were to breed her with a Rhode island red would they stay look like brahmas or all take on the rir characteristics?
     

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