Pekin colours

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Fraoch21, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi does anyone have some sort of chart or just information of the different colours of pekins you can cross to produce pure colours. Such as blue x black(or splash) or black x chocolate?
    Reason is I've just bought a random selection of pekin eggs and im hoping there are some I can cross to get more pure colours
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    In most cases, you want to breed like to like. As you noted, there are a few exceptions. If you tell us what varieties you have, (or might have), we will try to see if there are any compatible pairings other than like to like.
     
  3. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive bought eggs from these colours:
    lavender
    chocolate mottled
    black mottled
    millefleur
    wheaten
    buff
    silver partridge

    plus 4 just marked as 'pekin',
    1 marked as 'frizzle' which i think will be a gold partridge,
    1 marked as 'pk'
    and 1 marked as what I think says 'ucip'
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    the only ones that look like they could be mixed are black mottled and chocolate mottled; you need to contact the seller and ask if the choclate is choc or dun. And ask about the frizzle, pk and ucip.
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Sonoran Silkies. Wait until they have their adult plumage, then post again.

    You can produce other variates but it would require a strict breeding regimen and three or more years to produce a different variety. No simple one way cross.

    Tim
     
  6. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I'll wait and see how many hatch then ill update
     

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