Silver Mille Fleur?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GracefulBantams, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    On www.feathersite.com I just saw a picture of a Silver Mille Fleur d'Uccle! It is so pretty! I already have Mille Fleur, Porcelain, Mottled, and Self Blue; will any combination of those help me get Silver Mille Fleur? If not those, than what?
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Not sure about the combination, but I figured I'd put up the picture for all to see [​IMG]

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  3. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Columbian x Mille Fleur
    Breed F1 boy and girl together

    From there you should be able to get a silver mille fleur girl and a yellowish mille fleur boy. Breed those together and you should get a silver mille fleur girl and a silver mille fleur BOY. Breed those together and they should produce all silver mille fleurs.

    That is the "on paper" results. Those colors are ones of MANY that will be produced doing those crosses. But that is the easiest way I can tell to do it. [​IMG]
     
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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  5. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Hmmm..... Thanks for the reply, but now I come to the road block of there not being Columbian d'Uccles [​IMG]
     
  6. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Ah, I thought you were looking for COCHINS [​IMG]

    Let me think on it. Pretty sure I came across another way of making it.....
     
  7. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh $%^& those are pretty.

    No, not another project.

    Please, Please

    Sometimes it is better to not know.
     
  8. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Okay, I revise to say that using Mottled D'uccles (which do I exist!) against Milles......cross the first generation boys to girls.....and hatch ENOUGH of them, you may get some silver mille type birds......maybe....

    Mottled is the only way I can think of to get the silver in there.......but I am not familiar enough with d'uccle colors to really know.
     
  9. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    I have both of those (Mottled and Mille Fleur) so if that cross would work, I should be able to do it!
    So, Mottled had the Silver gene?
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  10. therapy chicken

    therapy chicken New Egg

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    The silver is a recessive characteristic that comes about by closely related chickens reproducing.
     

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