The Calico/Aloha/Mottled Naked Neck Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by draye, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm starting this thread for all the Calico, Aloha, and Mottled Naked Necks.

    Back in 2012 my brother ordered Naked Necks from Cackle Hatchery.
    He received the 15 pullets he ordered and 5 cockerels that were also ordered.
    When he decided to sell out if his chickens I took over the Naked Necks.

    What I got from him were 3 cockerels and 5 pullets.
    The cockerels were all almost the same color but as they matured started looking a little different in their coloring.
    This is the cockerel/rooster that I decided to keep for breeding.
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    He was a Salmon color at maturity. I found out later that he was a carrier for tge mottling gene.

    The hens were all the same color a partridge color, see a picture of a Partridge Rock hen, but there was this one hen that had blotches of white on her. I figured okay since hatcheries doesn't breed for specific color Naked Necks that she would molt the white out. She didn't, after the molt the spots turn into pretty shaped mottling. Here she is.
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    When I acquired these I has not thought of doing so to breed toward the mottling calico color/pattern.

    When bred together this pair produced a nice dark calico colored offspring. I only kept one of them because they didn't show this as baby chicks. I lost this one right before she/he was 10 months old. It never crowed and never laid an egg so ?. When this appeared I then decided that I wanted to create a calico Naked Neck.

    I never got to breed the pair together again, but had sold some of the offspring that were bred together and I got back some of this line with this rooster:
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    Picture doesn't show much other than the mottling calico color on his wings. He has since developed more if the mottling on his breast area. He is about a year maybe a little older now.

    I did get in one mating this year between him and the above pictures hen.

    Hatched out 5 chicks from them. Just my luck though looks like 3 cockerels and 2 pullets. That is so far that's what they look like.
    Here is a picture of them they are 3 weeks and 2 days old:
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    2 of the five are showing ( since I've figured out what to look for) the signs of mottling.

    Back in the spring I acquired hatching eggs from @alohachickens from her Aloha Chicken Project. I sold off several chicks and decided to keep 12 chicks and picked out what looked like 10 pullets and 2 cockerels. Well as my luck goes after losing two ( to unknown reason) I actually saved 7 cockerels and three pullets. I only kept one of the cockerels ( lost the other two I had wanted to keep to a predator attack) and the three hens
    One of them turned out not to show any mottling but a bright orangey red color.

    Here's the rooster:
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    He's a Spangled but I think wit the proper breeding it will create mottling.

    What I have in the hen department from the Alohas are:
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    This one is not Naked Neck either but looks somewhat like a Speckled Sussex but with a light orangey buff instead of red with the speckles.

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    This is the only Calico colored Naked Neck I've ended up with. I don't have picture of the Orangey red hen but she is also Naked Necked.

    This is what I have at the moment to work with on this project.

    I'm not sure if I can get the mottled partridge turned into a more of a calico look or not.

    My next step will be to mate the Spangled Aloha rooster with the 3 pullets from the Alohas and the Mottled Partridge hen fir an early 2016 hatch, most likely the New Years Hatch.

    I'm going to have to figure something out to outcross to to spread out the briefings, I'm not a fan of too much inbreeding.

    I've got a few chicks hatched the same time as the ones posted above that are developing a partridge coloring that I may try mixing into the bunch. There is none if the blood from the current group I'm working with and may try getting a few more eggs from Alohachickens. Thoughts are turning to maybe some Mottled Java blood maybe. And I really need more of the buff Columbian color also so will most likely search for more of the Naked Necks with that coloring which is one if the classic colors of Naked Necks from hatcheries.

    I do have more lines here but don't know if the colors will ever get me to the look I'm looking for.

    Welcome to any thoughts suggestions you may have.
    Your also welcome to post pictures if you have any Naked Necks that are mottled or Calico or Aloha. Also any chickens that you think might would help this project out.
     
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  2. Fire Ant Farm

    Fire Ant Farm Get off my lawn Premium Member

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    One of my 4 week old chicks that started with black down is starting to look exactly like these (but head is black with white accents around eyes/beak, not brown). I'm excited to see how she turns out (I think it's a pullet).

    I've got my hands full right now, plenty of chicks of different patterns, but next year maybe I'll try to get some hatching eggs (or chicks) from you. I'd love one that looks like your Mr. Bo Spangles...

    - Ant Farm
     
  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I had a mottled NN named her Q tip since she was fascinated w/ them as a chick.

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    Lost her to a preditor recently, but not before I got a daughter from her that looks identical, no pics of her here at work, but I've been calling her R tip.
     
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  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I remember seeing her picture now. I had forgotten about her. She would have fit really well into this project. Thanks for posting.
     
  5. alohachickens

    alohachickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, is that a totally naked chick? Wild!
     
  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep! Go to the NN thread she has several totally naked ones. I dont think they'll help the mottling on the Alohas though, haha
     
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  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    check out my avatar too lol
     
  8. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I just looked myself. I use a phone and avatars don't show very well on them. I just hit it and it showed me a view if it. Cool.
     
  9. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I found this posted in another thread quite old but it will be useful if I ever need to make some buff Columbian birds to make some calico Naked Necks.

    Probably would take four or five years to produce.

    .Okay here are the 'instructions' on how to make buff columbian wyandottes.

    First you will need a partridge cock and columbian hens. Breed those and you will get sexlinks, males will be columbian and females will be poor buff columbian. Breed one of the sons back to the mother and you will get:

    25% columbian females
    25% buff columbian females
    25% columbian males
    25% impure columbian males which are hard to distinguish from columbian males

    Then breed a buff columbian female to her father and it will produce:

    25% columbain females
    25% impure columbian males
    25% buff columbian males
    25% buff columbian females

    Then select the best buff columbians and breed from them. Only keep the best from there, dont breed from mossy backed females. Males with black flecks in their thighs tend to throw mossy backed females.


    This says to make Wyandottes but I'm sure you could use Plymouth Rocks to do the same thing.
     
  10. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Do not use columbian IF black tail buffs(same thing as buff columbian) are available. They are the same genetic make up, the "columbian" in wyandottes and rocks are simply black tail buffs with the silver gene added.

    Using a columbian would be deliberately throwing in an extra unwanted gene(silver) if a buff columbian is available.. but is understandable if BTF/buff columbian is not available in the first place. Apparently black tail buff wyandottes didn't exist or are quite uncommon.. in that case all you need is to remove the silver and presto, black tail buff.

    Also be aware if you want brighter buff, use wheaten(buff orpingtons, black tail buff turkens etc). If you like darker buff with grayish down at feather base then partridge is the way to go.
     
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