Blue laced chocolate?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by farmerChef, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what would be the best breeds and colors to create either a blue laced chocolate or a choc laced blue? Is one color more dominate than the other?

    Desired traits:
    large fowl/standard
    green or chocolate egg
    olive or slate legs
    pea or rose comb
    good egger
     
  2. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Wyandotte pops in my mind.
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Would there be enough difference in color between the blue and chocolate to really tell they were laced?
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, i was thinking blue laced red wyandotte and a chocolate orpington maybe...
    like breeding this
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    *not pictures of my chickens, found on internet*
     
  5. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am NO genetics wiz... but, I think chocolate and blue both modify the black pigmentation. I'm not so sure you could get both appearing on the same bird. I may be wrong, and I hope I am! That would be cool combination.

    I know dun and blue will combine to give a "platinum" color which is very pretty, but I can't find much information about sex linked chocolate and blue on the same bird.

    I'll stay tuned, and hope the experts chime in!
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Not to discourage you, but good luck finding a true chocolate Orpington!
     
  7. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    Just get a BLRW. Red is very similar in appearance to chocolate...
     
  8. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue, Dun Chocolate, and True Chocolate all modify Black I do believe. Maybe you could get a Chocolate. Khaki, and Black Laced Red? It would be easier to do with bantams though. You could cross Dun Old English with Black Laced Red Wyandotte Bantams and in a few generations you should have something.
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    It would not be possible to make Blue laced chocolate. Blue and Chocolate are both dilution genes of Black and would combine together to make . They may have some combining and make a color that is visually between blue and choc. like how blue and dun makes platinum. But it would not be possible for both colors to be distinguished on the same bird.
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Greenfire Farms has them. Like $1,000 each imports from somewhere.... [​IMG]
     

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