I wonder what kind off eggs these chicks will lay...
It has been along day and my mind is not grasping the jist of your post.I wasn't referring to Punnet squares. Those are fun and accurate in an idealized world where you have a known genome. I think you are doing what I am doing and what was done a hundred years ago, which was to list the characteristics and sketch them out for yourself.
Why "right decision"? I can't imagine not having a dog or two or three.I think what he's saying is punnet squares work when you know the genetic background but not so much when there's other breeds or odd genetic displays. EI, the Silkied Seramas.I understood about the Punnet Square but not the rest. This morning, with a clear mind, I do. I' m a morning person. By noon my mind starts getting foggy; a problem with age and health.
I lost my last dog a year ago. I've sworn no more. People posting such adorable pics make it so much harder to stick to what I know is the right decision. Especially if those little puppy babies end up with long hair. I liked my long hair dogs.
But fun work! Another of my project, at this time, is to cross serama and phoenix to see what is dominant, etc.It's an endless lifelong learning curve and there are those of us who get hooked on it. Dan is doing some very interesting old school breeding work! And I'm sure he can tell you that's what it is --work!
I never knew anything about chickens when I first got into them. All I knew was they were white. Learned a lot within just a couple of years. Especially the fact that not all chickens are white.Very nice!
I wish I knew more about different breeds of chickens but it sure is nice to see everyone's and learn!
Believe me, it's difficult not having several around. But with me being by myself and the possibility having to be gone at least overnight it's best I not bring another one into the house.Why "right decision"? I can't imagine not having a dog or two or three.
But fun work! Another of my project, at this time, is to cross serama and phoenix to see what is dominant, etc.
When I crossed silkie and phoenix it showed that crest and feathered feet/toes is dominant. Tail length, skin color, and number of toes is incomplete dominance. Silkied feathering to be recessive-which I already knew.
I really do feel like the more I know the less I know. It's such a lifelong learning curve!I never knew anything about chickens when I first got into them. All I knew was they were white. Learned a lot within just a couple of years. Especially the fact that not all chickens are white.