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chocolate or dun and other questions?-pic heavy

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dinahmoe, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    my breeding goal is to have a huge chocolate feather legged chicken that lays a chocolate egg.this is for my own personal satisfaction, not trying to "create" another breed or variety or trying to meet any standards.i just happen to like brown colored birds.i have hatched out my F1s and in my head,i have a plan through F4.i hatched out 15/18 eggs.
    i have read some things but would like some of you to try and make it more simple for me.lol
    1.are these chocolate or dun or what?-neither parent is chocolate or dun in color
    2.are they recessive and what if they are bred to each other?
    3.they are supposed to be sex links-1/15 has a head spot and is barred so maybe a yes?
    4.is the feathered leg gene dominate?-they all have feathered legs but only one parent does.

    group shot-the one in the back has the head spot.
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    sex link?has head spot and is barred
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    same color as above-no head spot
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    all the solid ones have brown feathers coming in of varying shades right now.
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    they are either light or dark brown except for 2
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    these are the 2 strange ones and they may end up barred.
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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what colors where the parents?
     
  3. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    oh yeah,guess that would help,sorry.lol

    barred and buff
     
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  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed and which color to which parent?

    They are not chocolate or dun.
     
  5. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    i bred my buff cochin rooster to my cuckoo marans hens.
    the rooster for the size and feathered legs and the marans for the egg color.i want to work on the egg color in the next generation.

    ok,so what would they be called and what do you think they will look like?

    thank you for any help :)
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    some self buff birds carry Blue or dun, by looking at some of your chicks it seems it blue instead of du, cochin rooster over a cuckoo maran hen will give you barred roosters and none barred hens, sex links, if you want cocholate birds start with at least one chocolate bird, a rooster is the best way to go about
     
  7. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    thank you for the info.

    whatever color they are called,they sure are neat to watch.can't wait to see what they grow out to look like.
     
  8. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    will get some more pics later;)
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  9. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Henk, you can not produce a chocolate bird from the parent stock. The cross should produce silver males and gold females. The red faces on the black chicks is caused by a gene found in the buff male. Some of the chicks do appear to be blue as was stated by Nicalandia

    Tim
     
  10. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    thank you for the info,genetics :barnie

    i could could learn to love blue birds :)
     

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