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what do i get when i mix bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by omartorres, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. omartorres

    omartorres Out Of The Brooder

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    hello igot some oeg bantams i have a trio of bb red and i bought a black hen and i whant to know what type of bantams would i get,im guessing brown reds??[​IMG]
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Good guess.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Brown red would be extremely unlikely. Blacks are probably E/E; BBR are e+/e+. Their offspring would be E/e+, and appear black, probably with some leakage. Their offspring can give you E/E, E/e+ and e+/e+. That is assuming that you don't bring in another e-allele. Percentages vary depending on how they are bred.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Black Breasted Red + Recessive Black = Brassy Back

    Over time and selective breeding you would get Brassy Back but for the first generation cross you would get mostly Black offspring with some Red in the Hackles and Saddle feathers.


    Chris
     
  5. omartorres

    omartorres Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks:D
     
  6. NYREDS

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    There's a very old book written by John Baldwin devoted to breeding Old English & Modern Game Bantams. In i t he describes the result of a number of colour crosses including BB Red x Black. He states that a BB Red male over a Black female will produce Brown Red pullets & both Black & Brown Red cockerels. I tried this mating several years ago with some Modern Game Bantams & the result was just what Baldwin predicted. I didn't get anything that even remotely resembled a Brassy Back.
     
  7. 2980

    2980 New Egg

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    I am looking to buy a trio of show quality bb red bantams any suggestions in oklahoma
     
  8. NYREDS

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    BB Red is a variety not a breed. What breed are you interested in?
     
  9. 2980

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    I guess old english game bb red bantams i know nothing bout it my son just wants to start showing them
     

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