Every color gene in the Golden Salmon palette is recessive. This makes them difficult to breed true. However, once this is achieved, the variety always breeds true. Golden Salmon must only be bred to itself for the color to appear. Anytime it is crossed with another color , it disappears.
Our stud rooster, Alvin was bred to his dark-shanked Golden Salmon sisters Simone and Theodora. We set 7 eggs, 5 hatched on Sunday, 6/27/10. Two were weak and didn't make it. We have three nice chicks left. In a couple of days we will put pics up.
Well, we decided to set another 7 eggs for the end of the season. They should hatch on July 28th. These eggs are also Alvin over his two sisters, Simone and Theodora.
July 19, 2010 .
Got back from Bob Terwilliger's today with my new chicks. Golden Salmon Marans
ranging from 1 day to 3 weeks old. They are just lovely! And they have white
shanks and properly feathered legs! Plus Bob sold me 7 eggs for my bator from
his Golden Salmon. I had eggs from Alvin over his sisters on their 10th day in
the bator. No success buying the other bator I wanted for these Terwilliger
eggs. So after posting the Alvin eggs for free and getting no feasible response,
I took them out tonight and put in the Terwilliger eggs. I am really excited.
There's next year. Alvin and his sisters are only 15 months old so can hatch
from the next Spring, smile. ( additional note, Spring 2010: Alvin and his 2 sisters have gone to live ata fine new home in rural PA. I am sure they will make a fine contribution there to the dark egg laying project.)
Oh yeah, as I was getting ready to leave, Bob asked me, if I wanted some Black
Copper. I said no, I just needed the GS. he asked again and I declined. Then he
took me to see their brooder and they were SO cute! Awh... how could I resist?
Now we own 2 BC feather-legged chicks from Charles Logan heritage.
So now my hobby is "Frenchified". VBG,
Pictures to follow.