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#29277 - 03/19/09 06:41 AM Brahma project
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Several years ago I posted on this site about an accidental crossing of silver laced cochin and white cornish. This produced a single pullet. She was much more cornish in type,double laced like a dark cornish, but black and white, pea combed, and feather legged. I had inquired as to the possibility of producing a single laced, silver laced Brahma type bird from this cross. Dr.Ron Okimoto replied with much helpful infomation. The jist of which was numbers,patience,and persistance. So many years later,this is the current state of this project.
(Actually I believe my original post was on Brian Reeders old Onagadori site. edit 1-03-2010)

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#29278 - 03/19/09 06:42 AM Re: Brahma project
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#29279 - 03/19/09 06:51 AM Re: Brahma project
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#29280 - 03/19/09 06:55 AM Re: Brahma project
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#29281 - 03/19/09 07:19 AM Re: Brahma project
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Very beautiful! That's something to be proud of!

Can you tell some more about how many generations it took, how many chicks you hatched, with which genes you had the most problems, etc.?

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#29282 - 03/19/09 07:50 AM Re: Brahma project
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Very nice silver laced Brahmas. Perhaps others in the U.S. will show an interest in them and get them admitted to the Standard of Perfection.
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Rhea Dean

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#29283 - 03/19/09 08:09 AM Re: Brahma project
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Probably 15-20 generations. The early years working with just this pullet, her parent stock, and resulting crosses,I worked on type,comb,leg feathers,and color.Vulture hocks and clean lacing were early obstacles.The Cornish blood was show stock(short legged bowling balls),I had a hard time getting any height. About 8 years ago I introduced a light Brahma male, which improved size,and type, but totally blew up the color for a while, and then again 4 years ago.

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#29284 - 03/19/09 08:19 AM Re: Brahma project
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I hatch about 125-150 chicks annually the past few years, less earlier. Here is one of last of the old gals (before the introduction of the Brahma blood.

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#29285 - 03/19/09 10:08 AM Re: Brahma project
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That's a lot of work!

Did you tackle all issues at once? I mean, if you had for instance some offspring with a good comb but bad leg color, and others that had good legs but not a good comb... did you keep all, or make a choice which trait to do first?

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#29286 - 03/19/09 03:40 PM Re: Brahma project
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I guess I just took it as it came. Whatever seemed to come together,I'd try to hang on to that trait,and work on the rest. But yes, compromises were made. The old hen for example, excellent head,good full breast,pretty decent color,and on the minus side, vulture hocks,short cornish stance. At the same time most of my birds were taller,and clean hocked. but needed some of the good points from her.

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