My 2014 Breeders- Pros and Cons

Thank you for visiting my humble blog. I hope the information inspires you and helps you succeed in breeding this magnificent variety. Below are my breeders for this year.

Max and Snow

Lola 8 13

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Below are pictures of Lola at various ages.

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One day old 😍
Lola 7 weeks

I was pleased by 7 wks to see that although her parents were the two blondest GL I had, she showed a very dark blk skirt and dark blk lacing. Neither of which her parents did.

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By 3 months, I could see that her lacing was going to be thick. This was new for one of my pullets or hens. I was however concerned with her wing carriage which is a fault of both of her parents and her beak since her mother’s is too big.

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Lola at 5 months had made it to my short list. I loved her head, size, and lacing. Now came the wait to see how her tail would develop, because type is above all…which is easy to lose sight of when breeding a laced bird, and to see if her wing carriage would tighten.

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Lola by the end of her 6th month had proven to be my top breeding choice! I love her head with its compact comb. “Good specimen of the English type”- Walt. Her lacing is so much thicker then my previous generation and her ground color is deep and even. She lays 70 gram eggs 6 out of 7 days. I hope she gives me a replacement cockerel for my second line and hope her daughters are her carbon copy. I begin this next generation with great anticipation and hope.

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Crazy Chicken genetics: You never really know what’s hidden in your line. Also, I believe you can trigger the cock bird to alter the genetics he’s contributing by giving him a break in between matings. Below are Lola’s very blonde parents.

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Victoria’s strengths: 2nd- unrelated bloodline, height, great egg layer, compact comb. Weaknesses: Too blonde with uneven base color, thin lacing, big beak, tail set a bit too low, inadequate wing carriage, bred from Gold Laced Blue/Gold Laced Black.

Rock 9 months

Rock Star’s strengths: can fertilize a rock (LOL), attitude, height, upper chest, chest lacing, stiff tail feathers, skirt lacing. Weaknesses: too blonde, primaries not dark enough, weak right wing carriage, comb base too thin.