milliefleur genetics--anyone know how to make it?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bator Babies, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Bator Babies

    Bator Babies Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 29, 2012
    I have an idea and would like to know if it is possible. I would like to make millie fleur frizzled showgirls.

    this is what I have to work with

    millie fleur d'uccle hen
    white showgirl roo
    splash showgirl roo
    black(split lavender) silkie roo
    black frizzle roo

    if none of those work what would I need to get?
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona

    Don't use the white. I would get the colour correct before adding frizzle. Breed the mille to the black silkie or splash showgirl. Breed the offspring to each other. None of the first generation will show mottling. Some in second should. You will have a very wide assortment of phenotypes in this second generation to select from. The more you hatch, the better the odds of finding ones you want to use.
  3. Bator Babies

    Bator Babies Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 29, 2012
    any guess on how many generations it would take before I get millie feathering?
  4. Birkshire-Spur

    Birkshire-Spur New Egg

    Feb 19, 2012
    Use the Black Frizzle male.

    All chicks will come out looking like black chicks. They will grow up looking like red birchen and/or black. You will want to hatch many as you can to be sure that the frizzle gene (F) and its relate modifier gene (mf) are in the correct association and on a male.

    (Note: if either bird is not “pure” for their color, then all bets are off and your trail gets more complicated)

    The 2nd year, choose one of the male F1 birds created that has good frizzling and put him over his mother (the Mille). Hatch as many eggs from this cross as possible. You are working against statistic now. Some of the F2 offspring will be frizzled and Mille Fleur.

    For a few years you may battle some melanin genes. Careful breeding will eliminate that. If it becomes a problem just take the best Mille frizzle you made and put him over some regular Milles again. Using Milles that are not closely related to your original line will improve vigor a little as well.

    Good luck!
  5. Bator Babies

    Bator Babies Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 29, 2012

    thanks----it sounds like a fun thing to do

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