when we move my first project !

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crazychicken, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    When we move I really want to go into chicken breeding and genetics and I have already thought of a project that I want to do. I was thinking of breeding blue leghorns by crossing Blue Andalusian with White leghorn and this is the way I was thinking of doing it what do you think.



    Group One Group Two

    Original LH x Original AR Original AH x Original LR

    Grp. 2 Gen. 1 H x Grp. 1 Gen. 1 R Grp. 1 Gen 1 H x Grp. 2 gen 1 R


    And so on so what do you think.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I thought I read somewhere that Leghorns were dominate white, but I could be wrong. Do they have black leghorns? That would be an easier way. Sorry I cant be more help.

    Good luck
     
  3. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    They do come in black [​IMG] I forgot about black + blue makes blue

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  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Oh good that should make short work of your project. I bet you will have a lot of interest in the Blue Leghorn.

    Good Luck
     
  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are in luck.

    You can backcross F1 to purebreed leghorn to improve type etcetera.
    No need to do F1 * F1

    When describing a cross you put the male first and the female second:
    Blue andalusian (male) * Black leghorn (female)
    Genetics originated a long time ago... [​IMG]
     
  6. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    Um what does F1 stand for ?

    And I will keep that in mind, my parents are still trying to decide on if they want the land we saw or not so me doing this might not happen for a while.
     
  7. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    F1 is the first generation from a cross, then F2 and so on, good luck! [​IMG]
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:IDK....I see the black, but the legs on a black Leghorn should be yellow.
     
  9. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    Quote:IDK....I see the black, but the legs on a black Leghorn should be yellow.

    maybe not the best picture I could find here is some better ones.

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    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009

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