New breed with Green Eyes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Violetsfeathers, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to make a new breed of chicken with green eyes. Last year I bred my buff brahma bantam rooster to my mottled Cochin bantam hen. Two out of two eggs hatched, one was a pullet the other was a cockerel.
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    They were all black until they got their adult feathers, then they got some reddish orange in them.
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    The female (Sweetie) has the orange feathers around her neck. They both have green eyes even though both their parents have orange eyes. Also I sold the male because we couldn't have another rooster.
    I would like to use them to make a new breed of chicken, also I don't think there is a color like them either.
     
  2. bantamrooster

    bantamrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There isnt anything uncommon about their color unfortunately.
    Its what is most common when crossing a black based bird with a colored one.
    Most refer to it as black with leakage.
     
  3. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if with the rooster I could make the saddle feathers and all of the hackle feathers red?
     
  4. bantamrooster

    bantamrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you got the rooster like that and the hens with color in the hackles that sounds a lot like a black copper maran pattern. Except with red instead of copper, right?
    Like you have now looks like black with leakage. With more color it sounds like a birchen pattern.
    A pattern is a pattern. And color can be changed to about whatever.
     
  5. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did not know copper Marans looked like that. If I made a new color of Cochin bantam, could the eyes be green or would they have to be the regular Cochin color?

    Is there any color that hasn't been bred yet?
     
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  6. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I bred the parents again would all the babies have green eyes again?
     
  7. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would breed them until u have a few pullets from them
     
  8. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one, what do I do after I have more? Why should I have more?
     
  9. Violetsfeathers

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  10. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd want more just so I could have them and you might try breeding them to there father if your not scared of inbreeding
     

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