Alexandrine Mutations Project: Year 5 (2015)

This post relates to my Alexandrine Mutations Project. If you are new to my blog you should start reading about this project here

Male 1
This male was previously paired to a tame hen. The hen appeared to be more interested in bonding to a human mate than another bird. Therefore I decided to introduce a new hen this year. This hen is adult & wild. Age is not known but I believe she is above 5 years of age. I also did not have and information on her breeding history.  The birds were paired in August 2014. The hen started to visit the box a month later. I was hoping for an early clutch but the hen did not lay. By December she was spending most of the time in the box but still no eggs. She finally started a clutch in early March 2014, laying 3 eggs. All 3 turned out to be infertile. I removed the eggs hoping for a second clutch but it never came.

Male 2
This male was paired to the same hen as last year. The hen spent a lot of time in the box but the she never laid.

Another disappointing year. I am not happy with these hens but I do not have many options. Good breeding hens are hard to find. What is available for sale are usually problem birds. I am considering buying a couple of young birds and raise them as breeders. In the meantime I continue my search for some good breeders.


  1. Asalam o alaikum! Saud Sb, First of all thanx a million for the incredible information you are providing. I have read nearly all of your posts. I have a question, To try to breed an Albino Alexandrine Chick, we have to pair Blue x Lutino but as per your post on another forum in March 2012 you have mentioned that " It is possible to get a white bird from this pair (Blue Male & Yellow Female) only if the hen is split to blue and the male is split to ino.
    With the reverse pairing you will need a Yellow male split to blue and a blue female.
    But even with the correct splits there will be only 25% chance of getting a white bird."
    The question is that in alexandrines how would you get to Yellow split to blue Hen and Blue split to ino Male?
    I know that I should read your genetics chapters again but right now I am a bit confused so pls help me to know in how many steps to get Yellow split Blue and Blue split ino.

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    1. I have that hybreed cock what is that price of that cock?

  3. Dear Saud bhai,

    Please update us on this, its almost three years and i am sure you must have got great results. We are anxious to know plz

  4. I’m very much hoping for an update on this project! I’m keen to start a similar project of my own.


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