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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I am trying to create "my" breed. I intend to invest the effort and years to get a consistant outcome and have designated a large part, eventually all, of my chicken housing to my project.

    My end goal is a large egg layer, with the super production of RIR and White leghorns; with an attractive body slightly larger/rounder (but with an eye towards feed/egg ratio, not as big as a Cochin or BO); with the personality, friendliness and longevity of Ameraucanas and the feathers of a consistant gold/buff color - with or without black markings. That will breed true.

    So far I have five girls who are the result of a White Leghorn Roos over RIR hens, they were able to be feather sexed due to this cross.
    This is a pic when they were a bit younger. They are all varying shades of red from light to medium, two have white under feathers and two have black feathers in tail and on wing tips.

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    They are laying like crazy right now and I have them in with a gorgeous Buff Ameraucana rooster.

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    I have another Buff Am Roo in holding. I'm not sure yet if I am going to use him for a second round of chicks from these girls or over their chicks

    The first eggs go in the bator on Monday! I'm not very good with the calculator,would anyone care to speculate as to the color of the birds resulting from this years crossing? Do you think they will be able to be color or feather sexed?

    I would welcome any comments/ideas/advice/directions. I know I am a beginner, but I thoroughly enjoy trying to figure out what the experts are saying!
     
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  2. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] GORGEOUS roo !!
    Go for it !!
     
  3. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm very intersted in this thread [​IMG]
     
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crossing the buff to the birds will lighten the color of the offspring (compared to the female parents). You will also have birds with muffs and beard, a intermediate pea comb (strange looking). females will lay green eggs and the males will have will have white/grayish shanks and the females will have blue shanks. If the buff bird carries dominant dilute, the offspring will have white shanks.

    I am surprised that the females are red and not silver. The leghorns I worked with were silver: if the male were silver all of his female offspring would be silver. I bet the male is also recessive white and I am sure he only carries one dominant white gene.

    Tim
     
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  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    wow! thanks, that's some of the info I was looking for. Blue shanks? Why? Where from? What does a blue shank look like?
     
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  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    "I bet the male is also recessive white and I am sure he only carries one dominant white gene."
    here, are you talking about the male that sired my red girls or my Buff Am?
     
  7. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I "think" shanks are the term for legs.
     
  8. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are talking about the white leghorn roo.
     
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Quote:I "think" shanks are the term for legs.

    thanks! i got that, I just have never seen blue legs! I've seen, white, pink, yellow, green, black and slate . . . is slate blue? vlue legged chickens would be pretty cool!
     
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  10. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    can anyone tell me is slate the same thing as blue regarding legs/shank? thanks!
     

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