Ok, color project strated- self blue with millie, Anyone done this yet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shay20, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Ok, I am going to do a mix of colors with my OEGB.
    I put my Self Blue Rooster in with my MIllie Fluer Hen.

    How do you all think the babies will look? [​IMG]
    I am hopeing for blue millie fluer. [​IMG]
    Any one out there done this yet?
     
  2. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    curious how that turns out, not good on genetics myself but I'm sure someone will lead you in the right direction.
     
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Porcelean? That is pretty much a self blue mottled..
     
  4. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    The color would be Porcelain.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, self blue (lav/lav) with mille fleur is porcelain. You can look at our pyncheon pics on our web site for an example of what color your OEGBs may look.
     
  6. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    nevermind
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  7. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do you all think the babies will look?

    From the first cross the offspring ought to be black with leakage.

    There seems to be some difference in terms here.

    Porcelain, sometimes known as isobel porcelain looks like this (from internet).
    http://www.triplespringacres.com/porcelain hen roosting.jpg

    Lavender mottled (aka self blue mottled in US) looks like this (from internet)
    http://www.bootedbantamswales.co.uk...ae58/gallery9/2008_0118welshnational0037a.jpg

    And blue mille fleur is like usual mille fleur but with blue replacing the black parts.

    Have you got pics of your birds?​
     
  8. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    You can't get there from here. Blue and self blue are different genes. The self blue gene, lav, dilutes both black and buff, and your eventual result will be porcelain, like Krys said. If you want to keep the reds and buffs bright and undilute, you want to use a blue or splash. That gene only dilutes the black, and will leave the other colors alone.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:From the first cross the offspring ought to be black with leakage.

    ....Have you got pics of your birds?

    They will all carry a single copy of lav and a single copy of mo. Breed them together and a percentage will be lav/lav and mo/mo.
     
  10. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    I will post pics in a bit, i have to some of the Self blue boy.
    but here is a pic of the millie oe.

    [​IMG]
     

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