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Chocolate Gene in Orps

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BamaChicken, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I am wondering if I have the recessive Chocolate gene. I have this black hen that just went through a molt and She has chocolate feathers. I think I thought she needed to molt before but maybe I have a recessive gene I could work with. Here are some pics
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  2. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I LOVE that chocolate color! Wow!!
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Good luck with that project Julie...you know you have to take it on. [​IMG]
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW she is beauitful Maybe breed her to her dad or one of her sons? That would be so cool to get some choclate orphs is it incomplete dominant or incomplete recessive?
     
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    BamaChicken it sure looks like she does....That would be awesome if she is..thats not dun i wouldn't think..

    gonna research choc a bit..

    Charlie
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Do you think that is a recessive Chocolate gene kicking in? I am will ing if that is what I have.
     
  7. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chocolate gene is a sex linked recessive mutant gene, so the females cannot hide the gene. If they possess the choc gene, they will be Chocolate. Males, however can be carriers and require two copies to be visually Chocolate. choc gene discovered by Dr. W. Clive Carefoot

    I dont know if this helps...But Id surely breed her

    Charlie
     
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  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I have emailed a friend in Scotland that is working on several Chocolate projects to get his Opinion and advice to start a project if this is the gene
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Keep us posted Julie, that would really be something.
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow! What a wonderful project you have to work on!

    Angela Stanley at one time had some chocolate show up in some male orps but I don't know any of the details on it.
     

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