Brahma Bantam - but what color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aarronh, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. aarronh

    aarronh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched these out of my dark brahma bantams. The only possibility that they could not be pure bred is that I have one buff brahma bantam pullet. These look awfully light to me to be dark brahmas - is this usually their coloring when they're young? Could the light color have resurfaced through recessive genes? Thoughts?

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  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure how you ended up with them from your cross, but they look like Light Brahmas to me.
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Yup... light brahma.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That's a light brahma.

    The reason she popped out is because both Light Brahmas and Dark Brahmas have the same partridge base. . . So all you need is the Buff's Columbian genes to sneak in there, added with the silver genes of the Dark Brahma, and viola - You have a mock-up of a Light Brahma. [​IMG]
     
  6. aarronh

    aarronh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thanks everyone for the help! I just kept waiting for their "adult" coloring to come in, but it wasn't happening LOL. Strange they all came out that color - maybe the buff hen was the only one laying at the time I was collecting... Either way, I like the lights anyway [​IMG]
     
  7. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Illia is right.... What is the lav. chicken in pic. 5?
     
  8. aarronh

    aarronh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... not sure exactly which one you're talking about... it could be one of my splash cochins (lf), or one of the silkies... here are a few pics...
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  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Dang .... You beat me to it..... I agree.

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  10. aarronh

    aarronh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Illia & AL - What are the chances of me crossing these back to each other and them throwing dark offspring? In the pen I had a dark roo, 6 dark hens, and only one buff hen. I was getting at least 3 eggs a day - so obviously they were not all coming from the buff pullet... Can the dark color resurface? Sorry for all the questions - I'm still learning [​IMG]
    Quote:Dang .... You beat me to it..... I agree.

    AL
     

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