@Kev, at your leisure, can you take a look at these posts over on the Cream Legbar thread, with regard to genetics of Eumelanin? My rooster is from ChicKat and is son of Robin, and may carry this (odds are good looking at the chicks I've hatched so far - one pullet has already been named "Joan Jett"), and at least one of the mother hens (Paula, of blessed memory) was clearly melanized.
I'm interested in your input, in general (about our theories), as well as potential for crossing into other colors. Would Lavender also dilute this gene (does it dilute all blacks or only some forms of black)? Seems off topic, couldn't figure out where else to post, but just trying to understand color more, as it relates to Aloha and other birds. Especially as if I try for green egg laying aloha NNs, it could be via the CLs, but if my birds all carry these darkening genes, that may not be a good idea after all and could end up a disaster...
(I really am starting to become enamored of the idea of adding lavender to the Aloha NNs... And I could use lavendar ameraucanas... Why do I have this lavender obsession?! )
- Ant Farm
Edited by Fire Ant Farm - 4/16/16 at 9:14pm