Chocolate Jubilee?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FreedomFeathers, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. FreedomFeathers

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    Hi! Does anyone know if you can get the Mille fleur pattern on a chocolate bird? Sounded like a fun project to me, but I am finding a hard time with researching the genetics behind coloring. Does anyone know a good source learning this? I've played with the chicken color calculators, but there are TONS of modifiers, that I don't know enough about... Or maybe just don't understand... Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PM Henk69 since he is the creator of the "Chicken Calculator" and more than qualified to answer your question. I am sure he will be able to help you with your quest for this type of project. Hope you are considering using Orpingtons but if not everyone has their own preferences when it comes to what they are attracted to. Good luck.
     
  3. FreedomFeathers

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    Thanks!! Orpingtons are my favorite chickens, and the only ones I breed. I only have lavender and jubilee right now, no chocolate because there are no large ones to be had (at a cost I want to pay) right now. I just love genetics.
     

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