SPPA website launched

Posted by CUDA on December 20, 2011

The Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities now has a website where you can sign up online and find updates to upcoming events easily.  The SPPA is dedicated to preserving all breeds of poultry and game birds.  If you are working with some rare lines, or are looking for reputable breeders to find them, the SPPA is a great organization to join!

www.sppaonline.org

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April 2011 Photo Contest

Posted by CUDA on May 15, 2011

3rd place goes to irishgrey for his hen with chicks

2nd place goes to ballyboy for his irish pit cock.

1st place goes to shadowvisioncustoms for this hen with chicks.

Congrats to all the winners!  If you want to enter your fowl in our monthly free contest, and have the chance to get a ribbon, come check out our forum at www.ultimatefowl.com!

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Feb/March 2011 Photo contest

Posted by CUDA on April 10, 2011

3rd place goes to tandersphoenix for their bantam phoenix pair.

2nd place goes to Decoyman for his japanese pair.

1st place goes to OnyXStryKeR for their bantam pair.

Congrats to all the winners!  If you want to enter your fowl in our monthly free contest, and have the chance to get a ribbon, come check out our forum at www.ultimatefowl.com

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The Blue Gene

Posted by CUDA on February 20, 2011

Image provided by Doc

by Casey Joslyn

Okay, so i will try to put this as simply as possible and hope that i don’t confuse anyone. It’s relatively easy to understand and depending on the depth of what you’re after can be more factors when other genes are involved of course. This is where I’m going to explain about the colors of Splash,Black and Blue really. First of all, it’s clear that a lot of breeders want to breed for the same color in a pen. This gene is the type that you can keep all 3 colors in the same pen as they will perpetuate each other. The blue gene in this case is a dominant gene meaning that you would not have to test breed to see if it’s there. If the gene is present..it’s visible. It is also not a sex-linked gene. When one parent has it at least 50% of the offspring will have it. A blue male will pass the genes on to his sons and daughter and the same goes for the female. For instance a blue male with a black female and a splash female will produce all 3 colors as well as a blue male and a blue female. Now just a rundown here..if no gene is present, the bird will be black. When 1 gene is present, the bird will be blue and if there are 2 genes present the bird will be Splash..this of course meaning that one or both parents carry or don’t carry the genes.

  • Blue x Blue- 25% Black,50% Blue and 25% Splash
  • Black x Blue- 50% Black and 50% Blue
  • Black x Splash- 100% Blue
  • Blue x Splash- 50% Blue and 50% Splash

You can find more great information like this on our wiki, which is the largest source of poultry information on the net!

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January 2011 Photo Contest

Posted by CUDA on February 13, 2011

3rd place goes to winstonhil for his muff.

2nd place goes to gentlemanjim for his blue cock.

1st place goes to flyingfrizzle for his asil cock.

Congrats to all the winners!  If you want to enter your fowl in our monthly free contest, and have the chance to get a ribbon, come check out our forum at www.ultimatefowl.com!

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