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new Polish color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Hi has anybody ever made a BLRP blue laced red polish I thought I would try this by mixing a White polish rooster and a BLRW hen then keep breeding them to look like a normal polish but BLR.

    post pics please if you have made this cross before.

    Happy-Hens
     
  2. Dreamtime

    Dreamtime Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive been fantasizing about the same thing! but hardly know enough on how to go about it. Would love to hear more about playing with these kinds of crosses.
     
  3. tigerrrrrrrlilly

    tigerrrrrrrlilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just guessing but I think you may get incomplete patterns and bad lacing, plus you may not know what underlying genes there may be with white because it's recessive?? I don't know a ton about genetics but I would think in order to keep the lacing correct you would need a laced polish?? Gold laced to carry the red maybe?
     
  4. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    oh would a buff laced polish work then maybe?
     
  5. tigerrrrrrrlilly

    tigerrrrrrrlilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I would think so, it's the silver I would think you need to stay away from. I'm no expert but that's my guess. I am pretty sure you would need to use laced polish though to keep the lacing correct and not end up with incomplete patterns. You can play with the Kippen calculator to get some ideas. I get stuck on that for hours sometimes..lol color genetics fascinate me.
    I bet there are some genetic gurus out there on byc that could tell you better than I.

    Here's the chicken calculator link.
    http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm#kipcalculator
     
  6. Josie360

    Josie360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. I am no expert, but I think you need a gold laced polish bred to a blue polish to make blue laced red. Somebody please correct me if I am wrong...
     
  7. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    That would be cool if it works. [​IMG] You might want to check out the polish thread and the BLRW thread and see what they think.
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    The problem would be getting the Polish type back. They have different colored ear lobes, very different combs, different colored legs and very different body types plus it would be work getting the crest back as well.
     
  9. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well there is the possibility that the Buff Laced is holding splash(BlBl) instead of dominant white(II) so you could in turn breed the Buff Laced with a Golden Polish to create somewhat of a Blue Laced Gold... but the Red part would have to be introduced.
     
  10. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    How did they get the BLR color in wyandottes? Wouldn't it be simple just to do the same thing?
     

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