Chicken calculator settings for this hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by footballcoachmiller, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. footballcoachmiller

    footballcoachmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to find a match for the color of this chicken on the chicken calculator. If anyone knows what settings I should use for this color please let me know. This EE hen has a blue feather with red lacing and lemon colored hackle feathers. I would like to reproduce this color. I have a Blue laced silver EE roo and a EE roo that is what I think is a blue wheaton.

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  2. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure on the calculator, i would sugest you pare her with the wheaten rooster and then breed a son from that mating back to her.
     
  3. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    she has no real color pattern. please show us the blue wheaton if you could
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  4. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE that looks almost EXACTLY like that! so pretty [​IMG]
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'd like to see pics of your EE roosters to choose from. [​IMG] To put her exact color on the calculator would be tricky, as most EE's have a very "salad-like" genepool of colors, but I could easily say she's got some duckwing in there, some blue in there, gold coloring of course, and possibly but not entirely to a likelyhood, some columbian in there. The appearance of lacing may be some melanizers and may be something else. . .

    As for reproducing the color, I'd like to see your roosters. Some EE's that look like Blue Wheatens are more of a Blue Breasted Red, and some are indeed blue Wheatens. If not, your blue laced silver looking one may be the ticket, as it sounds like he's a silver duckwing with melanizers. (The duckwing is what you want) - If you breed those two, half your offspring will turn out what you want.
     
  6. footballcoachmiller

    footballcoachmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    I will post pics of the roosters tommorrow
     
  7. footballcoachmiller

    footballcoachmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are the two roos.

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  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:Those are not even close to blue Wheaton! That is just a mix color you probably won't get anything like that hen
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'm just guessing- but I would try crossing a buff columbian over a blue laced red. Might give you some sort of lemon-blue-lacey color like your girl. She's beautiful!
     
  10. footballcoachmiller

    footballcoachmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't think I would either. The only other roosters I have are a BLRW and GL cochin and a Buff cochin but I was wanting to keep EE traits if possible. I am sure none of these will come any closer.
     

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