MILLIE FLEUR COCHIN X SPLASH COCHIN FRIZZLE

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pokey, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    Does anyone know what a millie fleur cochin x splash cochin frizzle would look like. i know not all chicks would be frizzled but what about color? i have one of each and love the millie pattern and would love to see one in frizzle! [​IMG]
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I could be wrong... but it may take an F2 (or more) breeding to bring the Mille pattern back out.

    I think you will get black... but again.... still learning this genetics thing
     
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  3. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    may have to try it just to see........[​IMG]
     
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    i believe they would all be blue, but all would carry mille fleur genetics. You would have to take the blue babies and cross them back on either the mille fleur parent, or on each other. Crossing back on the parent would double your odds for getting mille fleur over crossing blue x blue.
    The frizzle gene is dominant. If you see it, you have it. If you don't you won't get it from breeding two non-frizzled chickens together, regardless of what you read on other people's sites about the normal offspring of frizzled crosses "carrying the frizzle gene" it just ain't so...
     
  5. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    a blue millie fleur possible? sounds like a lot of work to get there, but i like the sound of it!
     
  6. onthespot

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    I would think that blue mille fleur would be possible. in fact half of your F2 babies will be blue, half will be black, wether or not they show mille fleur. Unless your splash carries or is a visual mottled, your chances for getting mille fleur just got cut again by fifty percent, or seventy five percent, in each individual bird.
     
  7. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    Onthespot, I think you may need to research the frizzle gene. You CAN have a smoothe feathered bird that is a carrier of the frizzle gene. Little more research needs to be done there.
     
  8. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    neither bird is mature, my millie is from bantyman(beautiful) and the splash is from schwartz off egbid, so i need to hatch and line breed a few generations to even get started. but what a great variation on such a wonderful breed!
     
  9. onthespot

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    Quote:Do you breed smooth to smooth and get half frizzled chicks from them?
     
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    If you have smooth feathered birds from a Frizzle they carry a frizzle gene.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Friz/WhatMakesFriz.html

    Frizzle breeding is simple: use the smooth half-Frizzle pullets that come out each year. Use a good male Frizzle on these smooth half-Frizzle females and you have the battle won, as far as it goes for keeping good curl on the head feathers and the body feathers.

    My Spaghetti's gals are smooth feathered Frizzles

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