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Wow, check out those wattles so young!

 

I think his pattern would be what the chicken calculator calls incomplete lacing--just going off having the laced Momma. I think lacing is something like an incomplete dominant?  I'm not positive, though, as I'm also seeing a Colombian type pattern, probably from dad's hidden genetics. He's probably got a combo of both.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Thanks @TBirdsTheWord33; he's every bit as bold as daddy, but he hates being held lol sad.png He's a spoiled mommas boy wink.png

I haven't a clue on chicken genetics, @donrae; I'm good at red bulls with red cows to get red calves lol, these breeds and TONS of feather patterns are just ridiculous wink.png

In this little guy, I have a bantam/standard cross, a purebred/hybrid cross, a fancy/non cross, a laced/non cross... Wow I have no idea lol...

A better pic of his feathers; the almost look REVERSE laced, and I was expecting some gold too but maybe it's the Columbian you're seeing... Big Bird was a spare from a batch from the feed store, so his genetics are completely unknown.

It's fun watching him grow up and change from yellow poof to, well, whatever he is now big_smile.png


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3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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