Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: 3/8-5/8- how one can arrive at such blood composition

  1. #1

    3/8-5/8- how one can arrive at such blood composition

    How can one arrive to this blood composition, what breeding process one have to do? Thanks for your time...

    " Life is Short...Enjoy"


  2. #2
    Senior Member reybanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Post Thanks / Like

    assuming you have...

    1. "pure" (100%) Kelso cock x "pure" (100%) Hatch hen, thier offsprings will be:

    F1 = 1/2 kelso 1/2 hatch (or 50/50 kelso/hatch)

    2. breed the male F1 (1/2 kelso 1/2 hatch) back to its mother "pure" (100%) hatch so you will get

    F2 = 3/4 hatch 1/4 kelso (or 75/25 hatch/kelso)

    3. breed the female F2 (3/4 hatch 1/4 kelso) back to the "pure" (100%) kelso broodcock then you will get

    F3 = 5/8 kelso 3/8 hatch

    a beginner's thought, i hope my mathematics is correct...

    please correct me if there's a deeper explanation about breeding numbers...


  3. #3
    3 Oaks



    Strcitly speaking, 5/8-3/8's are a result of a special breeding program. Creating them is not as simple as others may think. If you take a closer look at the way master breeders create them, it involves the use of two broodcocks .

    My own viewpoint. Hope this helps.



  4. #4
    Emmanuel Aranda


    3 Oaks
    If that`s the case then, what is your opinion in order to arrive at this breed combination? Just a mere thought.

  5. #5
    Senior Member reybanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Post Thanks / Like

    just a thought...

    3 oaks is maybe referring to another broodcock or broodhen of the same bloodline to avoid in-breeding as per my example above...

  6. #6
    gerry buron

    3/8 - 5/8

    Use 2 broodcocks, 1 for F1 & another one for F2.

    F1 = 1st broodcock + hens

    F2 = 2nd broodcock + hens of F1

  7. #7
    Member sambulat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Post Thanks / Like

    3/8 5/8 bloodline composition

    at least in paper (math) this is how it's done:

    1/2 Hatch 1/2 Lacy Rhead Cock Cross Pure Lacy Rhead Hen.

    All offspring will be 1/4 Hatch 3/4 Lacy Rhead.

    Line breed 1/4 Hatch 3/4 Lacy Rhead offspring pullet back to
    1/2 Hatch 1/2 Lacy Rhead Papa Cock.
    Offspring should be 3/8 Hatch 5/8 Lacy Rhead

    Line breed 1/4 Hatch 3/4 Lacy Rhead offspring stag back to
    Pure Lacy Rhead Mama Hen.
    Offspring should be 1/8 Hatch 7/8 Lacy Rhead

  8. #8

    Gerry is Right

    2 brood cock in 1 brood hen, if One of the brood cock is not related to brood hen, they practice Algebra principle combining common terms...
    Ist Brood cock was use 2x in the breeding, In a way that he was breed to his Granddaughter

    First Setting: C1 X H1 = 1/2C1 1/2H1

    Second Setting: C2 X 1/2C1 1/2H1 = 1/2C2 1/4C1 1/4H1

    Third Setinng: C1 X 1/2C2 1/4C1 1/4H1 = 1/2C1 1/4C2 1/8C1 1/8H1 <---- There you can get the 5/8C1 X 3/8C2H1 Cross..

    Observe that in the 3rd setting, there are 2 C1 terms, 1/2C1 and 1/4C1 if you add that, it will give the 5/8 fractions....

    Where they will get the 3/8...? by adding the remaining two fractions in the third set: 1/4C2 and 1/8H1

    1/4 + 1/8 = 3/8

    Notice that they have different terms.., but their denominators have common factor:

    That's Why I concluded they use mathematics: if either of the broodcocks is not related to the broodhen...

  9. #9
    Administrator Sentenciador's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Post Thanks / Like

  10. #10
    Senior Member swallow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Post Thanks / Like
    On mathematical sense this is how you arrive at it:

    A = represents a pure strain
    B = represents another pure strain not related to A.

    simply crossing 1/2A 1/2B cock, to 3/4A 1/4B hen

    the offspring of this would be 5/8A 3/8B

  11. #11
    gerry buron

    Ex. 5/8 Kelso 3/8 YL Hatch

    F1 = Kelso cock + YL Hatch hen

    = 1/2 Kelso 1/2 YL Hatch

    F2 = Kelso cock + 1/2 Kelso 1/2 YLH hen

    = 3/4 Kelso 1/4 YLH

    F3 = 1/2 Kelso 1/2 YLH (F1) + 3/4 Kelso 1/4 YLH (F2)

    = 5/8 Kelso 3/8 YLH

  12. #12

    please clarify

    when breeding i thought to get a 3/8 5/8 breed they say you use the hen cos you get daw 60% of the char. from the hen that is why they won't sell thier original hen, but i see you are using your cocks as the common denomenator. meaning you are after the char. of the cock .please clarify. so the i will be guided accordingly

  13. #13


    here is the way buddymann bred those warriors that once stunned the big boys of world slasher derby.they made it to the championship using 5/8 3/8 blend of battlecrosses.two different solid bloodlines bred together that produced the 1/2 1/2 offsprings.the pullets were line bred back to their father side.buddymann believes more of breeding on cockside than henside,why?it will be kept as a secret.the linebreeding produced 3/4 1/4 stags(grandsons).he pit tested them all and select the best 3/4 1/4 ace among the batch and bred to the best 1/2 1/2 hens(daughters out of original broodcock over original hen).this mating produced 5/8 3/8 offprings(heavy on cockside blood)that once rocked the hard ground of araneta dome.hope i help you guys in my own little way.

  14. #14


    pls. observe that in different ways of getting 5/8-3/8 bLend, the hens used are aLso the daugthers or grand-daughters of originaL broodcock, the bLood of orginaL hen graduaLLy Lessen as you go through to 5/8-3/8...

    another perspective: you mention about the importance of hen; yes that's true; Refer to buhawi's input: he mentioned about 2 soLid bLoodLines ( sire & dam); so where you wiLL get your SoLid dam of course from a certain proven father-cock too :hippie:

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    cuernos de negros
    Post Thanks / Like

  16. #16
    Senior Member janrich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Post Thanks / Like
    thanks for all the info sirs.

Similar Threads

  1. F1 blood composition?
    By entengbulik in forum English Discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: December 27th, 2015, 03:38 AM
  2. Blood Composition
    By strider in forum Chicken Talk
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: November 4th, 2007, 03:56 AM
  3. blood composition
    By arch_adonis_rmp in forum Breeders Spotlight
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 14th, 2007, 09:37 PM
  4. blood composition
    By blufacesweater in forum Usapang Manok
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 29th, 2006, 03:33 PM
  5. Blood composition
    By superkelso in forum Chicken Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 27th, 2005, 05:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts