Chocolate and Lavender Colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by isadream, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. isadream

    isadream Songster

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    I see that a lot of ppl are working on different colors for different breeds. What mixes do you use to create chocolate and lavander birds and does anyone have any pics of chocolate colored birds? I have never seen any chocolate birds.


    Thanks in advance,

    Renee
     
  2. moonlyghtegirl

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    Chocolate orpingtons are available in England, but not here. There are some great pics on line, just search the images on google...There are some beautiful lavender orps as well.[​IMG]
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    There are two types of "chocolate." One is caused by the sex-linked recessive gene choc, and the second caused by the incompletely dominant dun allele of dominant white, I^D.

    choc has recently been imported to the US in serama. Dun is found in a number of US breeds, including OEGB & polish.
     
  4. ceadar post

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    Quote:Would you know who has had these imported? thanks Mike
     
  5. Henk69

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    Jerry Schexnayder.
     
  6. pdsavage

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    Quote:Thanks i have been looking for a year on who has these in the USA...
     
  7. Henk69

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    The problem may be that he has duns and chocolates and doesn't know which is which.
    We found out here in Holland by a typical sexlink outcome of a crossing.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Isn't there a bit of a phenotype difference?
     
  9. Henk69

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    No, even the chickdown is similar for both dun and sexlinked chocolate.
     
  10. smoothmule

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    My Serama's came from Jerry and I'm getting some brown colored chicks that I need help to identify.

    Here is the hen they are out of
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    Here is a chick that is feathering out to look almost black now
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