millie fleur coloring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pokey, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
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    if you are using a black and white mottled cochin to produce millie fleur
    patterns, is it helpful or harmful to use a mottled hen that has more white mottling? i have one such pullet that has what i consider too much white mottling, but this is only her first molt. i'd like to know what you guys think.
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    if you are using tate's (Ralph's) stock, I would go for one with less mottling if you could, since a lot of his birds end up with too much white after just a few moults. That being said, I would go with what you got rather than wait for something perfect to come along. Something is better than nothing.
     
  3. kbbeale

    kbbeale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, I've been reading the other thread about the mille cochins.....and the thread really doesnt say how to start out doing this. I am interested in trying it out - but have no idea where to begin - other than I have mille fleurs LOL

    Can someone help or PM with some pointers?
     
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    The ingredients are mottled, columbian and buff. It would be easier to start with a buff columbian but they are fairly rare themselves. Still others say wheaten is the gene that helps get the sex-linked reddish background to the roos.

    Some try to use D'uccle in this process which is a big no no if you plan on having any birds that resembles good cochin type this decade.
     
  5. kbbeale

    kbbeale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhhhhhhhh ok. I thought they involved d'Uccles. Thanks for the clarification...
     
  6. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    actually i have some of judy's birds, some of my own and i HOPE(I'M PRAYING)to get some of bantyman's and some b columbians to start my own project. you can of course tell judy's from the hatchery pullets, but they have a decent pattern for what they lack in fluff. i just would like to get credible info from those of you already way ahead of me.
     

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