Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kd5why, May 23, 2012.

  1. kd5why

    kd5why Hatching

    May 23, 2012
    slaton ,tx
    what do you breed to get brassy backs in oegb
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    Hi, [​IMG]

    In the book, Genetics of Chicken Colours-The Basics says on page 181; Brassy Back is:
    e+/e+ Ar+/Ar+ Di/Di Ml/Ml "rb/rb'
    e+ is the wildtype expression of the e-allele
    ( the canvas on which the other colors are painted)
    Ar+ is autosomal red (not sex-linked red/gold)
    Di is Dilute gene (diluter of red and gold)
    Ml is melanotic gene (extender of black)
    rb is recessive black gene. (extender of black)
    The e+ locus and all these genes are discussed in various threads here on BYC.
    The book also says " in the English countries, it's a colour of Old English Game and is very variable in expression." end quote
    karen in western PA, USA
    Last edited: May 23, 2012

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