can someone explain coronation color for me? calling Genetic folks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AHappychick, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I keep seeing these on eggbid and just love the color http://eggbid.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1256962822

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    is tha lavender with the white? does anyone know how this happens? I would love to get this color on my other birds but have no idea if it is even possible.

    I have a white SG with black tips in the tail and in the wings a bit. whould it be possible to put her in with a lavender?

    Anyway any gurus who could explain this for a real dummy I would appreciate it [​IMG]
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    best coast
    Beautiful.
     
  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    In the case of the birds being sold, the male is "pure" (homozygous) for the lavender gene.
    When crossed with the Light Sussex female all of their offspring will look like Light Sussex but they will all be "split" (heterozygous) for lavender, but the lavender will not show. If the offspring are bred together in the region of a quarter of the resultant chicks will show the lavender & appear as Coronation Sussex, the remainder sppearing as Light Sussex. Alternatively, if the female offspring are bred backto the Coronation Sussex male then in the region of half their offspring will show as Coronation Sussex, the other half appearing as Light Sussex.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Isn't it the columbian pattern, but instead of black they have lavender???
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Very very cool color on those birds just stunning. Me like hehe.

    AL
     
  6. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Isn't it the columbian pattern, but instead of black they have lavender???

    In the case of those birds yes.

    The original Coronation Sussex as in UK are blue silver columbians using the blue gene, but more recently the variety using lavender instead of blue has been created in Australia.​
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    pips&peeps :

    Isn't it the columbian pattern, but instead of black they have lavender???

    Yes. Wouldn't it be cool if you could throw a bit of Delaware in there and get barring in the pattern?​
     
  8. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes if you wanted Lavender Delawares.
    Coronation is a hobby name,which aleays causes confusion, in the UK the Sussex birds are Blue Columbians, in Australia Lavender Columbians; in Orpingtons Coronation is as Speckled in Sussex.
    What is an SG? Initials are as frustrating as hobby names
    David
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    sorry SG means show girl (similar to silkies)
     
  10. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    in Orpingtons Coronation is as Speckled in Sussex.

    Jubilee.[​IMG]
     

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