Blonde chick from mottled mom?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pbjmaker, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    This chick hatched last night and I am 99.9% sure its mom is my black motled serama. The papa choices are: Mille fleur d'uccle, porcelain d'uccle or golden lakenvelder. Since it has feathered legs I am assuming the GL is out. Soooooo how come it's blonde? There is a slim to none chance that my white showgirl caught her - but I haven't really seen him try to mate much yet.

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    For size comparison (my confirmation that the serama is the mom - the other chick is a banty)

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  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh my gosh! Well, it sure is a cutie, whoever it's daddy is! It needs to hurry up and mature so we can figure this out!!!!!
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Count toes. If more than 8 your silkie may be responsible [​IMG]
     
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Did that - 4 toes on each foot and only light leg feathering. My showgirl is not a go getter and is just trying to crow, that's why I didn't think it was him.
     
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    We hatched a chick who had four toes, Daddy had five. (Sultan roo)


    Not sure. Cute peep, though! [​IMG]
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Since seremas do not have a standard for color, there's a huge mess of color genes floating around within the breed. The mother likely was not a black bird with just mottled genes, but rather having many additional genes that contributed to the color of the chick.
     

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