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black/blue-breasted genetics?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by extraordinaryfowl, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know the genes that are responsible for black or blue-breasted red/gold/white (silver)/brown birds? Say I wanted to cross a completely barred bird onto a black-breasted red for example, is it possible for the offspring to acquire the barring in place of the red? I hope I didn't make it too confusing - not really sure how else to put it.


    I guess I should have said, how do solid-colored birds interact with the black-breasted pattern. I know about crossing black and blue-breasted birds of different back colors together.
     
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  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:they are just wild type(e+) or wild type looking(eb/ewh) males, if you cross them with a Solid Barred Hen ALL of the birds will be Solid/almost solid and they will not be barred Black Breasted Red/Silver..

    edit here is a nice chicken calculator you can play with
    http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html
     
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  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it can make a difference which way the cross is ran, but using the e+ (BB red) over Barred hen is a starting point for crele. the methid of the cross is determined more by the end goal. Without an end goal there is no point in a cross.
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:True..
     
  5. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:True..

    The goal being to replace the solid color with a new color pattern.
     
  6. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:True..

    The goal being to replace the solid color with a new color pattern.

    Oh, good luck
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:True..

    The goal being to replace the solid color with a new color pattern.

    so you have Crele in mind? because Solid Black its kinda hard to modified
     
  8. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the chicken calculator. interesting
     

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