California grey thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stephanie1992, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. anyone else have these?? or any california breeds??

    post pics
    talk bout them

    mine
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  2. draye

    draye Crowing

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    Don't have any, but do they lay well?
     
  3. very good layer of brown eggs. i get a decent sized egg from her every day
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Quote:the boys suppose to be almost white right?
     
  5. yes i had a roo, he was almost white but was still barred, but very light coloring, males are lighter than females
     
  6. i couldnt ffind a pic of the roo i had but heres a pic i found online of one

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  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Quote:they have a Diluting gene that affects the boys since they have 2 shots of the same diluting gene, but hens look plain barred because they have only one shot of that gene

    what is that gene? its an allele of the Barring gene, Let me see if I can find it...
     

  8. nicalandia

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    Quote:they have a Diluting gene that affects the boys since they have 2 shots of the same diluting gene, but hens look plain barred because they have only one shot of that gene

    what is that gene? its an allele of the Barring gene, Let me see if I can find it...

    I found it..

    its Sex Linked Dilute B^Sd, homozygous B^Sd/B^Sd males are white and Heterozygous B^Sd look light Barred, like above pic, why do they look barred? its because they are an allel of B, B^Sd.... oh and its a Sex linked gene like Barring(B)

    Below pics are taken from
    http://chickengenetics.edelras.nl/

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    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  9. Quote:they have a Diluting gene that affects the boys since they have 2 shots of the same diluting gene, but hens look plain barred because they have only one shot of that gene

    what is that gene? its an allele of the Barring gene, Let me see if I can find it...

    I found it..

    its Sex Linked Dilute B^Sd, homozygous B^Sd/B^Sd males are white and Heterozygous B^Sd look light Barred, like above pic, why do they look barred? its because they are an allel of B, B^Sd.... oh and its a Sex linked gene like Barring(B)

    Below pics are taken from
    http://chickengenetics.edelras.nl/

    http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j437/nicalandia/SexLinkedDilution.jpg

    thank u for posting that, very helpful [​IMG]
     
  10. cielo

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    Quote:California Greys lay white eggs... How did you get brown eggs from one?
     

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