Chicken Calculator color question.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by themenagerie, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. themenagerie

    themenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this in "Breed and Gender" and got nothing.. Maybe I posted it in the wrong thread. I would love some input here.

    I'm playing a little bit of "Who's my mommy" and maybe.. "Who's my daddy" as well. I'm trying to determine which of my chicks came from which hens. Would the color of a speckled sussex be considered partridge, jubilee or spangled? The roo is a blue orpington. Hens in question are a blue orpington, barred rock, and speckled sussex, and there may have been white rock eggs in there, but I can't be sure. I have 3 white, 1 splash, 2 partridge and 2 black chicks. I've got the black and splash figured out, I thought the partridge were the SS since they look exactly as my SS did as chicks (perhaps a wee bit lighter) , but if I do a calculation with blue/jubilee it shows white chicks..if I do it with partridge..it shows blue chicks. One twist to this, which may or may not be relevant.. I do have a Welsummer Roo, but I never see him mate hens, he's chased off on a regular basis..but could that account for the partridge chicks? I appears that it could, when I use the calculator.
    Thanks for your expertise!!
     
  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    speckled sussex is either e^b/e^b or E^Wh/E^Wh with Co/Co mo/mo Mh/Mh. The rest is default.
     
  3. themenagerie

    themenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for your reply, but I'm afraid I don't know what it means. Care to elaborate?
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Speckled sussex are mottled (mo mo) with red enhancers (mahogany--Mh Mh) and columbian (Co Co) on either a brown (e^b e^b) or wheaten (E^Wh E^Wh) base.
     
  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can not find these symbols in the calculator? Then you may not have arrived there yet... ;)
     

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