Post by iaechickens on Feb 15, 2014 13:40:09 GMT -5
I'm just thinking now, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Are there any easy projects or crosses using Buffs, preferably buff hens in a project or cross so all I would need is a rooster. I think I have read using a barred rock on buffs can make a neat bird. I haven't read up on all the color genes yet. We are at least a year off on doing something.
A second question along the same lines, I could see myself buying a gold lace pair or jubelee's. How do these breed through? Is it like a recessive deal where you'd get %25 what you want %50 percent "x" and 25% "y" or a 50/50 or they're all colored similar to what you want just varying degrees there of.
I crossed a buff orpington pullet with a barnevelder (partridge colour) rooster so my daughter could pick out a few different looking chicks. We had 4 "Maddie Chicks" that were all male. They were all the same colour. Like Don, we weren't really excited with what we got. It would take another cross to make him look more orpington like, or another cross to the barnevelder to get the better colour. I would think it would be a long process to consistently get a cross you like. Also, my uncle tried crele orpingtons and got every colour imaginable from the offspring. Except crele.