I hope this is in the right forum. :) I'm hoping to get a somewhat scientific answer, but I didn't feel my question would fit in with the birds for show.
I know a fair amount about parrot and dog color genetics, but I'm just getting my feet wet about chicken color genetics. I have an Easter Egger whose color doesn't seem to fit in with what I have learned so far. I'm thinking of setting some of her eggs, and I would like to try to figure out what genes she will contribute.
Here she is:
She kind of has gold hackles and pale chocolate brown splotches on a cream base. My guess would be some kind of dilution factor, but what is it that's being diluted? And what kind of gene affects the pattern in this way? It's not spotted like a Splash chicken. It's like her front half is colored, and her back half is evenly clear.
Should I be asking this in a different place where it would get the attention of the right folks?
Thanks if anyone can help me!