breeding

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

  1. kd5why

    kd5why Hatching

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    what do you breed to get brassy backs in oegb
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    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
    Best,
    karen in western PA, USA
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2012

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