The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL thats funny. When we first got chickens she was like that. I made her go to the coop with me and watch while i fed and watered and even held one. It took a while but she's a lot better. She used o stand very still and tremble when they came near her.
     
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  2. Hurley

    Hurley Egg Of A Different Color

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    Evening all. Have been indulging in a little geeking out the last hour or so, coming up with a plan for my quail project. I've got silver eggs (average eggs), A&M (jumbo eggs), and Jumbo/Pharoah (jumbo eggs) incubating. I love pretty much anything with a silver or lavender type gene, so I eventually want my quail to be all silver. That being said, I would prefer they are nice and big to be useful as well, so I've mapped meself out a plan to get there...

    <geek alert....loves me some excel spreadsheets>

    I'm cobbling together some breeding plans into a sort of clan based spiral breeding program as follows:

    I'm using the rule that each group is a clan (pen) and all chicks produced out of that pen are tagged as that clan, like this:

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    Of course, if I'm going to geek on this, I MUST assign clan names to the pens...and coat of arms are naturally important...
    (hopefully this is visible - if not, enjoy the pretty colors, and pretend it's supercool. [​IMG] )


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    Anyway, I plan to cross the silvers out to jumbos, then recapture the silver, running 3 pens that spiral to keep up diversity and avoid crossing too close, blending back in jumbos when needed for size/outcross vigor.
     
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  3. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't see how you can miss with those beautiful birds.
     
  4. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can see them clearly if u click on them to make em bigger. Looks good. . . i guess. . . .I'm like Sgt Schultz. . . "I know nothing" about genetics and crossing and all that stuff. But hey, it looks great on paper.[​IMG]
     
  5. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    I set some eggs tonight :)


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  6. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SOME ?! [​IMG]
     
  7. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! What breeds do tell, do tell?! :)
     
  8. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just some??? That's like saying there are just a few stars in the sky.
     
  9. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    You have some beauties, love my SFH
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  10. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member Project Manager

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