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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by QuailHollow, Mar 14, 2009.
Wow!! What an awesome friend. I need better chicken friends. Maybe its a Wheaten. Wheaten can be a recessive to Black Copper. I think the general concensious is the Wade Jeane can throw Wheatens. If its a "sport" its a color variety that can crop up from recessive genes recognized variety or variation thereof.
Quote:heard the same thing.....
Given these are from RV, I wouldn't necessarily attribute the potential wheaten from Wade's line. I have not seen WJ birds without feathered shanks. Who knows what the breeding is on those birds.....
I think they are cute and good luck with them!
Edited to add: I've heard that too, and I know where that piece of info started, and I am not convinced......
Most likely it is a wheaten.
yeah sports i've seen are actually white and that cutie looks marked
They are beautiful Sam!!!!!!
Thanks guys! I'll probably give him away to one of the local kids for a 4H project, but I wanted to know what the deal was with this so I could explain it before she came over tomorrow.
The birds are probably "throwing" different coloured chicks because they have been crossed with other colours further back in their lines.
If it's a Wade Jeane chick, it's most likely a wheaten. His birds throw a lot of wheatens.
Quote:Have you hatched out Wade Jeane chicks, Doc? I have yet to hear of one person who has hatched his birds that are clean legged or a wheaten directly. I would like to hear from folks who know for sure their birds are from Wade Jeane and for sure have thrown wheatens from a BCM hatch. If folks haven't experienced this directly, it seems like a rumor, and not a very nice one. Not trying to pick an argument, but this is part of why there is a divide in the Marans community. I think it is unfair to repeat hearsay without direct knowledge. JMHO. \\
Sorry to hijack your thread Quailhollow. I just think it is important to keep sweeping statements clarified and put into perspective. They are opinions only, unless the one making the statement has experienced something, anything first hand. I am going to post this topic over on the Marans thread.