Chick down colour

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  1. Berryblue

    Berryblue Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Some colours seem to have significant markings as chicks. Like I've heard the chipmunk stripe used. Does a black dot on top of the head mean anything? What chick down gives evidence of colours it will grow into or genetics? [​IMG]
     
  2. Berryblue

    Berryblue Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone talked about extended black but not sure what that means
     
  3. Berryblue

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    Is this eye stripe or markings anything to go on?
     
  4. Berryblue

    Berryblue Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for any responses. Everyone seems really helpful and patient even when you don't get things straight away : )
     
  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Here ya go:

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    http://sellers.kippenjungle.nl/page2.html
    scroll down to these 2 charts:
    Chicken Plumage Patterns
    Genetics of chick down color:

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    1st 16 or so paged of Van Dorts' Chicken Colours Book. I have this book,
    it is fantastic. Welll worth the 100.oo USD it cost. The back 1/2 of the
    book is a color atlas of chicken colors captioned with their genetic color
    formulas. Indispensible for colour breeding folk. Order from the author
    at her webpage http://www.chickencolours.com
    http://www.chickencolours.com/Chicken Colour Genetics Basics.pdf
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    Genetics of Buff and related Color Patterns in Fowl
    By Brumbraugh and Hollandr ( 1965) (Karen, a classic study.)
    http://www.chickencolours.com/Genetics of Buff Brum&Holl.pdf
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    Notes on Breeding by Marans Club of Australia
    with color pics of various chick down
    http://frenchmaransclubaustralia.yolasite.com/notes-on-breeding.php
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    SIGHT SEXING BARRED ROCK BABY CHICKS
    ( Canada, 1941 full text)
    https://archive.org/stream/sightsexingbarre00cana/sightsexingbarre00cana_djvu.txt
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    The Genetics of Plumage Color in Poultry
    By C.W. Know Oct. 1927
    This is an old classic paper. Compare against current research for any needed clarification.
    file:///C:/Users/Bob/Downloads/AgriculturalResearchBulletin-v008-b105%20(1).pdf
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    Sexing Day-Old Chicks on Small and Backyard Flocks
    Written by: Dr. Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky , USA
    Lots of interesting info here, sex-linked marking in down, feather sexing, etc.
    http://articles.extension.org/pages/65437/sexing-day-old-chicks-on-small-and-backyard-flocks
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    GENOTYPIC CONTROL OF FEATHER COLOR PATTERN AS
    DEMONSTRATED BY THE EFFECTS OF A SEX
    LINKED GENE UPON THE MELANOPHORES*

    B. H. WILLIER AND MARY E. RAWLES Department of Biology,
    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Received October I, 1943
    very scientific , 25 pages.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1209249/pdf/309.pdf
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    Pictorial Guinea Fowl: COLOR CHART for Adults and Keets
    http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/colors/
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    Color pictorial essay on Stantard Colors in the Cochin Breed.
    http://www.coachhousecochins.com/standardised-colours.html
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    Auburn color in the Java fowl
    By Lyle Behl
    http://www.javabreedersofamerica.com/javas/auburn/
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    Blosls Rhode Island Reds
    Silver White Gene in Large Fowl White Rocks
    http://bloslspoutlryfarm.tripod.com/id44.html
    Just a word about Bob Blosl. Bob was a dearly loved Educator
    here on BYC who passed a few years back. He is dearly missed by us.
    Yo can find his special "Heritage Large Fowl" thread still on BYC
    Locked in his memeory and worthy of reading the whole thing.
    Every article on Bob's website is specia. Created from years of
    experience nd knowledge. Bob was a great advocate of the
    Rhode Island Red fowl and teaching all poultry folk how to properly
    breed poultry. His article on "The Secret's In The Dam" is very illumitatiing.
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    THE INHERITANCE OF RHODE ISLAND RED CHICK DOWN-COLOR VARIATIONS
    AND THEIR RELATION TO COLOR VARIATIONS IN ADULT PLUMAGE '

    By D. C. WARREN Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station
    https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/IND43967723/PDF
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    Best,
    Karen
     
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  6. Berryblue

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    Thanks for all that information. Will get through it slowly
     
  7. fur-mum

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    How do you tell the difference between black and blue chicks? For example on cochin bantams
     

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