Bill, that is a pretty bird. I bet you would have to raise 100 to get 1 or 2 good ones.
Unless I make one by mistake I do not see me trying to make any like that. Harry said I would have to import some with that look to make any. And I only work with what I either have or can get at a reasonable price. So I posted that to just stimulate some minds who like to see different looking birds.
Jon thought we could finish up our discussion of my Cuckoo cockerel cross over Buff Columbian pullet breeding. So, far of the oldest chicks I have these 4 will give you an idea of what they will produce. Since I am hoping to make a White that looks like this Cuckoo cockerel, anything White from him is a good thing. This first chick is from the only Blue legged girl I collected eggs from this last Feb. 2013. I am only going to use pullet with this White/Silver color. All oother are culled. But, this is an encouraging start. The only chick with Blue legs is the White.
Again the purpose of all the fuss is the possiblity to use the genetics that came from breeding 2 BUSTOFF line birds to each other. BUSTOFF LINE has made, DUN Bantam DUN BIRCHEN Brown/Red Silver Birchen Lemon Blue Silver Duckwing when taken to Harry Cuckoo I got Rosecomb Cuckoo Bantams Possibilities are endless it seems. And ALL of this line has Akers Exhibition Buff Orp and Korfus Exhibition Black Orp in them. Plus the mother of these chicks is a Buff Columbian Pics says it all. Lots of oddities with huge feet.
This is what Marvin said the possibilities could be:
the white/cream chicks are wheaten based, thats how most wheaten chicks look at hatch. unless they are dominant white, only time will tell...
now the Unusually marked cuckoo male is a E/eWh cross male looks like, he is also a silver heterozygote meaning it has one copy of Silver and one copy of gold thats why he has the yellow saddle and hackle colors, if mated to buff columbian females you have chances of hatching silver columbian females(barred and none barred) and gold columbian females(barred and none barred) Gold columbian roosters(barred and none barred) Golden columbian rooster(S/s+ like dad) that will look like silver columbian(barred and none barred) upto adulthood when they start showing the yellow lemon color of such S/s+ male cross. you will also be hatching black chicks, barred and none barred... thats alot of genotypes and phenotypes so if you want any of the posted phenotypes(looks of birds) you would have to hatch at least 50 chicks..
now to the females you posted..
they look to be eb(brown) heterozygotes showing only one copy of Columbian restrictor, so they are not completely restricted..
Question is the white Buff orps recessive white or dominant white?
Last Edit: Mar 31, 2013 12:11:42 GMT -5 by lildinkem