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Sultan/NN Turken

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by quibs, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. quibs

    quibs Out Of The Brooder

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    Depending on whether or not I can get the sultans, I was thinking of starting a project.

    I want to breed a sultan roo over a NN hen to try for crested/bearded/muff/feather feet/naked neck birds

    Similar to the silkie/nn cross for the showgirl except I want a larger more productive breed that is as ornamental as it is productive

    I was thinking it will take a few generations to get the looks I want(large fowl with crest, beard, muff, feathered feet, naked neck) and a lot more to breed for better egg production. But I was wondering if anyone has done this before? How many generations did it take for the crest/beard to be nice sized like the parent stocks?

    Also how well does the beard show up with the naked neck? I was wondering if the naked neck will remove the beard
     

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