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Postby RussellBenington » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:39 pm

so i've been wanting to get some new chicks for a while, as my incubations thus far have been unsuccessful....so got this little hen from izzy in milton (my mums aunt??? i think) free :lol: :lol: :lol:
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her she is...she has apparently just started laying :D
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Postby RussellBenington » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:40 pm

she is a black pekin...just realized i forgot to say what she is :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby nzkings » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:53 pm

She looks beautiful Russell.... good job!
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Postby RussellBenington » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:57 pm

my broody in the next cage doesnt think so....bristled up a bit when i put the new hen in.....but i think that this incubation is bust anyway, she managed to escape somehow and the eggs went cold for about 6 hours :( :(
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Postby RussellBenington » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:29 pm

what chicks would a blue pekin roo being crossed with this hen result as???
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Postby nzkings » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:31 pm

RussellBenington wrote:what chicks would a blue pekin roo being crossed with this hen result as???

Pekin chicks :roll: :P :roll: :P :roll:
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Postby RussellBenington » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:51 pm

meaning colour wise...would they be blue, black, splash, mottled???? i've not had bantams before, or pekins, so my new hen is going to get a friend :D :D
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Postby nzkings » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:35 pm

RussellBenington wrote:meaning colour wise...would they be blue, black, splash, mottled???? i've not had bantams before, or pekins, so my new hen is going to get a friend :D :D

I guess you have the chance of getting any of the above.... won't know till you try :)
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Postby Raven81 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:22 am

pekins are just great wee things. they are always talking away i just love my wee mottle girl willow she has real personality
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Postby sewren » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:41 am

RussellBenington wrote:meaning colour wise...would they be blue, black, splash, mottled???? i've not had bantams before, or pekins, so my new hen is going to get a friend :D :D


Blue x Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

Or that's how the maths goes - in reality I'm sure it wouldn't be quite so straightfirward, and I guess there may be other genes playing around in there....
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Re: newest addition

Postby RussellBenington » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:54 am

sewren wrote:
RussellBenington wrote:meaning colour wise...would they be blue, black, splash, mottled???? i've not had bantams before, or pekins, so my new hen is going to get a friend :D :D


Blue x Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

Or that's how the maths goes - in reality I'm sure it wouldn't be quite so straightfirward, and I guess there may be other genes playing around in there....


so black x black is all black
black x spalsh? is all blue???
blue x blue is 25%black, 50% blue and 25%splash?


can you get splash..or is it mottle in this case :? :? :? :?
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Postby Raven81 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:40 pm

its splash. mottle is something different
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Postby nzkings » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:42 pm

RussellBenington wrote:so black x black is all black
black x spalsh? is all blue???
blue x blue is 25%black, 50% blue and 25%splash?

can you get splash..or is it mottle in this case :? :? :? :?

Yikes :shock: I feel that migraine coming on again :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby sewren » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:57 pm

RussellBenington wrote:so black x black is all black
black x spalsh? is all blue???
blue x blue is 25%black, 50% blue and 25%splash?

Yup - the'yre you're options.

I reckon you should try and get a blue roo cos then you can get all the different colours down the line - EXCITING!! :D
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Postby RussellBenington » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:22 pm

so does a black pekin from a blue father and black mother still count as a purebred black....or not???
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RussellBenington wrote:so black x black is all black
black x spalsh? is all blue???
blue x blue is 25%black, 50% blue and 25%splash?

can you get splash..or is it mottle in this case :? :? :? :?

Yikes :shock: I feel that migraine coming on again :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: my heads still on overload from exams.....so glad their over :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :D
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