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Fiesty Fowl
Fiesty Fowl

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Hi everyone, just looking to pick someone’s brains about a breeding conundrum I have with a project pen I started a few years ago. I have some ideas myself but thought you guys might have better ones.

I have a line of lavender birds, mainly all lavender. This year I managed a few lavender columbian, a few porcelain, a furnace and a few blacks. They are Pekin bantams.

I am looking to expand my colour array into warmer toned colours. I have already purchased a millefleur cock bird for the porcelain pullets and a furnace cock bird for the furnace pullet. I am asking how to bring warm standard colours into this line. I also have mottles in the works.

My current ideas are;
- cross a buff columbian rooster to my lanender columbian hens (giving me 100% columbian cockerels hiding gold, and 100% buff columbian hens)

But other than that I’m a bit stumped. I don’t mind working on colour for a few years, the reason I’m behind in colour is because I’ve been concentrating on type.

Colours I’m looking at wanting are;
- salmon
- buff
- pyle/harlequin
- buff columbian
- lemon

Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks! :th

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