Brahma color genetics

sóley

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I have a 1 rooster in the color white and grey like the hen on the first picture (the picture of the hen is of my young pullet in same color as her brother) and I have 4 rooster in the color white and black like on the next picture.


What i’m Think is, there all from a rooster that was white with little bit black in him (not much black tho) he’s on the picture number 3 and he’s the father of them all. So you can see the sons have more colours in them then the father.


Now the mother of the rooster who is white and grey is in the color silver partridge, she is on the 4 picture


On picture number 5 and 6 are the possible mother’s of the that are white and black roosters in color.


What i’m thinking I was going to pick one rooster to keep but I cannot figure out what color rooster I should pick of them.


I really love the silver partridge color, if I mate the white and grey one to his mother (silver partridge hen) will I be able to get silver partridge? Or will it be some in between color?


So what i’m basically thinking is what color rooster will give me the most colors?


Because there father only gave me white chicks even tho I didn’t own any white hen so he was doing copy paste of him self
 

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oldhenlikesdogs

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I have found white and Columbian to be dominant colors. I don't know for sure but I think you will continue to get those colors from those roosters. I'm by no means can expert though. :confused:
 

sóley

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I have found white and Columbian to be dominant colors. I don't know for sure but I think you will continue to get those colors from those roosters. I'm by no means can expert though. :confused:
Okey thanks, Just asking because I need a rooster, and I have been looking and found no available now, so I was thinking of keeping one of them because of that.

I live in Iceland so there’s not many people with this breed her, but my hens are all unrelated and I didn’t get many pullets this year so he would only be related to his mom and 2 of his sisters so it would be okey to keep one of them, I guess I find out next summer if I will get any colours from him or if I only get white again ❤️
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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You won't know until you try. Once you start crossing him to his sister's you may see more colors. Generally second generation inbreeding brings out those other traits.
 

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