Which is harder to get rid of?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tazcat70, May 26, 2010.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Feathered or yellow legs?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on what you are working on, and what traits you are looking for. Heritage/Pedigree of the bird/s plays also a big role.
    Hopefully someone might be able to give you a answer.
     
  3. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    feathered legs only take 2 generations to breed out. i dont know about yellow legs
     
  4. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does that mean that if a feather breed hen is breed with a not feather breed rooster their off spring two genration down the line will have non'fearther legs. This might be worth a project bird if that is so.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I hear 2 years claimed quite often on breeding out feathered legs, but in experience it takes many more than that as random feather sprigs can show up in the line for quite some time. It is also very dependent on appropriate selections and culling.
     
  6. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Ok, I want to do a new color of Orps. I would like to do either Cochin or Wyandotte (single comb) to do that. Which would be best to start with?
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    On Leg color --
    If the rooster is pure for Yellow legs and if the hen is pure White legs;
    Cockerels White Legs and Pullets White Legs

    If the Rooster is not pure for Yellow leg color
    Cockerels Blue or White legs and Pullets Blue or White legs

    If the Hen is not pure for White Legs
    Cockerels Yellow or White and Pullets Yellow or White

    If neither Rooster or Hen is pure for leg color
    Cockerels Green, Yellow, Blue or White and pullets Green, Yellow, Blue or White


    Chris
     
  8. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does that mean that if a feather breed hen is breed with a not feather breed rooster their off spring two genration down the line will have non'fearther legs. This might be worth a project bird if that is so.

    something like that. if you breed a feather legged bird with a non feather legged some of the chicks will be feather legged and some won't. if you breed the chicks that aren't feather legged together then the offspring should all come out with non feathered legs
     
  9. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Great information.

    On the assumption that both are pure on leg colors. Will it also take 2 generations?
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:If both parent stock is pure for leg color you will see that leg coloring in the first generation off spring.....
    If the rooster is pure for Yellow legs and if the hen is pure White legs there offspring will be Cockerels White Legs and Pullets White Legs....

    Chris
     

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