New Bantam Breed Project

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by phasianidae, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone!

    I've been working on a bantam breed project over the last year and thought some of the BYC community might find it interesting. I have always loved the idea of people creating new breeds and varieties and I am sure there are many people here who share this interest.

    Anyway, my goal for this project was to create a dark skinned, small combed, wild-type coloured bantam with very natural instincts towards mothering, foraging, and avoiding predators. I have always loved the Silkie breed for its mysterious history, dark skin, and mothering ability. I also liked the Red Jungle Fowl for it's history, beautiful coloration, and natural instincts. This project was an attempt to bring both of these worlds into one bird.

    All of the birds pictured are the result of crossing a Red Jungle Fowl / Silkie cross rooster and a Brown Leghorn bantam hen. I hatched around forty chicks from this mating and selected down to these birds.

    As much as I love these birds and genetics projects, I will soon be moving and will not be able to continue this project. If you are interested in these birds for any reason, whether to continue breeding them towards this end or something completely different, please do let me know.

    Enjoy! I will be happy to answer any questions.

    Disclaimer: I fully understand that these are not true breeding birds but very much a work in progress. I know some individuals have very strong feelings as to what constitutes a breed and even whether new breeds should be created - especially involving Jungle Fowl. I have no intentions of deceiving anyone with these birds.


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  2. ZachyWachy

    ZachyWachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish that I could take them, it is a fascinationg project, but I am only a 15 year old, so it's not my decision. And my parents don't really want more. Sorry.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. NathanZee

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  4. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red jungle fowl as in hatchery or the real red jungle fowl as in murghii, Richardson strain, laos etc?
     
  5. allosaurusrock

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    *Squeeeaaal!* I want one! Man, I hope these guys catch on when you get them breeding true and all that. Awesome birds!
     
  6. ZachyWachy

    ZachyWachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the little fluff on top of the head on that one hen, you should make that a must (plus it must protect their comb from the cold).They are very beautiful birds. If they become a breed then... I want some![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you want them too be smooth feathered, or are you okay with a silkied popping up once and a while?
     
  8. ZachyWachy

    ZachyWachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that the Silkie look makes them look flashy, but also gamey because of the coloration (now they just need to be sold in hatcheries so that I can beg my parents to get me one).
     
  9. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you calling them?
     
  10. ZachyWachy

    ZachyWachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not name them after yourself? I think that it would be an awesome thing to have someone that doesn't know yet ask you about them (because the breed name is like yours), and to know the whole story!
     

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