What happens when you cross.....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    A Red Cochin Rooster on Buff Cochin Hens?

    I hatched 2 chicks a month or so ago and it appears I have a Red Roo and 2 buff hens, until I get the proper mates for each color just wondering what that would do to the color.
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    light red cochin.

    Tim
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Beautiful babies...that's what you'll get IMO! [​IMG]
     
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:Tim,
    Would the light red or standard red be better in a Mille Fleur project?
     
  5. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I was thinking the same thing...crossing a red cochin to buff columbian and use that to cross to mottled. Buff carries a six-linked gene (I believe) that makes the hen lighter shade than the roo. Same in mille fleur. Im interested in what Tadkerson thinks.

    Im just thinking the washed out buff would look more like pink or salmon.

    so Im keeping my eyes peeled for a darker buff and then maybe experiment with a red farther down the line.
     
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  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:I was thinking Peach, but yeah pinkish might be more like it.

    You are working on little ones and I want to work on big ones....... [​IMG]

    I need to find some large mottleds though [​IMG]
     
  7. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    oh..standards are going to be a real challenge. I haven't heard of anyone working on those... [​IMG]

    may the force be with you
     
  8. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:I hadn't thought about it either until I ended up with the red and 2 buff chicks from a bad hatch.
     
  9. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Tim,
    Would the light red or standard red be better in a Mille Fleur project?

    It depends on what you want. I think the dark red ( mahogany red) would look better. Some people may like a lighter red. I have been thinking about produceing a mille fleur rhode island so I would go with the dark red. I think a citron or lemon mille fleur is good looking also. It just depends on what you like.

    Tim
     
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  10. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Hey Tim, while you're here [​IMG] What about the correct mille color? I, personally, like the darker milles but am concerned with what would be considered the correct color. Mille cochins have yet to be an accepted color but I believe it may happen.

    If that does happen, would a darker mille be a DQ?

    Thanks
     

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