Chocolate Gene

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickensrock10110, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed of LF chicken has the chocolate gene in them?

    Do ameraucanas have them ? Do those larger layer breeds have them?

    If so,what breed has them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    None in America. The only bird that has the true chocolate gene and not dun is Seramas.
     
  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    In US there are some seramas with choc. In UK Orpintons & wyandottes.
     
  4. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a picture of chocolate color on a chicken?
    Is there an area where they discuss color genetics here?
     
  5. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are chocolate old english and dutch and i am working on cochins.
     
  6. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! none in America? Thats ashame!

    I really like the rich chocolate coloring that I've seen in a few LF breeds.I have no idea though what breed they were.(Seen them in pictures but dont know where)
     
  7. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seramas are great but I like how chocolate looks on a fuller,rounder and LF bird.
     
  8. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get the chocolate coloring from?
     
  9. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are two colours known by the hobby name of Chocolate.
    Sex linked recessive Chocolate is only found in Orpingtons & Wyandottes in the UK, and in Seramas.
    Being sex linked recessive a hen only has one gene, i.e. choc/- and is Chocolate, males need two i.e. choc/choc to be Chocolate, heterozygous males i.e. choc/Choc+ are Black.

    The Chocolate found in Polish(Poland),OEG & Dutch bantams is heterozygous Dun, an allele of Dominant White.
    Birds,both sexes, that are heterozygous i.e. I^D/i+ are the darker shades of brown ,Chocolate. Homozygous birds I^D/I^D are shades ranging from a pale brown ,Khaki to a Dun Splash. The inheritance of Dun is the same as that of Blue,Bl.
    David
     
  10. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those dun dutch: do you refer to my dutch bantams (over here in Holland) or are there more dun dutch were you guys are?
     

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