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#92746 - 11/17/10 03:22 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Big Medicine]
RuffEnuff Offline
Ruler of the Roost

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 1148
Loc: Australia
i have never really tracked it. i regarded it as better than having the centre stripe black. i cull on many things and often rely on randomness to get me closer to what i am chasing. sometimes i put a rooster in a breeding pen briefly before i cull him just to ensure diversity. if the chickens survive to adulthood then it is more luck. choosing the biggest and widest birds in my opinion would be very important. i would not choose a weak sickly bird because it excelled in lacing. if i chose a lesser typed bird then the mate would have to excel in type. the randomness i hope removes my inclination to bias to the detrimentl effect of the line. i always look at taking longer to breed what i want and know the line is stronger for it.

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#95343 - 03/24/11 07:09 AM Re: Brahma project [Re: RuffEnuff]
Big Medicine Offline
Chicken

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Ohio USA
Some recent shots of my blue laced red project birds. Still deciding which cockerels to use in this years breeding pens.

The best colored cockerel but smallish, with some of the girls.


Some of the other cockerels in the running


Some of the girls.


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#95344 - 03/24/11 07:12 AM Re: Brahma project [Re: Big Medicine]
Big Medicine Offline
Chicken

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Ohio USA
The cockerel with the spangled saddles never developed the type to be considered in the long run.

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#95362 - 03/25/11 04:36 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Big Medicine]
Choc Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 489
Loc: England
I have followed this thread with great interest over the last couple of years - you are doing a great job BM, keep up the good work! ;-)

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#95365 - 03/25/11 07:35 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Choc]
Mountain Man Offline
Chick

Registered: 07/03/10
Posts: 11
Loc: New Zealand
hi all,
I posted a while back saying im working on a recreation project on the Brahma, it has been a while but i am now operational on Photobucket. I will now try to place a picture.

Those are some very inspirational birds you have there Big Medicine.

<a href="http://s872.photobucket.com/albums/ab290/Chookman/?action=view&current=DSC07769.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab290/Chookman/DSC07769.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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#95366 - 03/25/11 07:46 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Mountain Man]
Mountain Man Offline
Chick

Registered: 07/03/10
Posts: 11
Loc: New Zealand

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#95367 - 03/25/11 08:18 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Mountain Man]
Mountain Man Offline
Chick

Registered: 07/03/10
Posts: 11
Loc: New Zealand
For the record my genetics knowledge is limited. The Brahma is an unknown breed in New Zealand. My aim is to work on recreating one. As many members on this site are more familiar with actually having seen these birds in person your advice is important. Can any one offer advice in direction, and possible connections for colour based on what i have.

I am terribly interested in those birds you have above Big Medicine but im sure that will have to be well down the track.

Colours interested in are- columbian and buff columbian, silver pencilled, partridge, blue/black/splash laced.

I will now post a few more pictures of the phenotypes i have to work with, someone may have ideas on what i need further.

These are F2 birds. If anyone wants to know the F1 and subsequent parent stock for a particular bird let me know.

I am not always on here but will try keep upto date.
Cheers
MM




"These 2 girls were 3.5kgs (8 pound) at 18 weeks and laying, are currently 4kg (9 pound)at 21-22 weeks, my biggest pullets/hens".





"My favourite pullet"

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#95368 - 03/25/11 08:26 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Mountain Man]
Mountain Man Offline
Chick

Registered: 07/03/10
Posts: 11
Loc: New Zealand
3 columbian cochins in progress




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#95370 - 03/26/11 01:11 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Mountain Man]
Marvin Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 11/23/06
Posts: 1991
Loc: Nicaragua
Originally Posted By: Mountain Man
hi there Mr.Mountain Man, that boys is het for Silver/Golden S/s+

my Only Advised to you is, just keep on line, recreating the light brahma color its a good starting point, only after you have come within acceptable standards(Body,Color)then and only then you should think of other colors...

thanks,

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#95374 - 03/26/11 04:31 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Marvin]
Choc Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 489
Loc: England
I would be interested in knowing the parent birds to all those pictures ;-)

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