blue laced red or red laced blue?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Hattie the EE has turned blue! Is there an official term for her coloring or is it just random, funky EE mishmash?
     
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
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    Wow, Hattie is beautiful, whatever color that is...
     
  3. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

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    I have one colored just like that! Her name is Gloria. [​IMG]
     
  4. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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    It's neither, actually. I have a few hens this color, and they're blue partridge. Anytime a feather is laced, it has a definitive edge to it all the way around the edge of the feather.
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

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    You get the spangled look on birds that do not carry enough of the genes that cause lacing. She is carrying one set of the genes needed to cause lacing on a red primary color pattern.

    Tim
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Ahhh... gotcha. Sort of. [​IMG]
    So if I bred her to a buff orp boy, only one of four chicks would get the partial lacing, correct?


    Genetics are confusing!
     

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