Chocolate Orpington roo over lavender cuckoo Orpington

karint

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I’m thinking to keep a chocolate Orpington roo for my flock but some of my hens are lavender cuckoo Orpingtons. What could I expect from this color combination for their chicks? Thanks
 

The Moonshiner

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Double sex links.
Pullet chicks will be chocolate without barring.
Cockerel chicks will be black with barring.
All chicks will carry one copy of the lavender gene.
All will also carry one copy of the chocolate gene.
Chocolate is sex linked so with one copy the pullets will show it but the cockerels won't.
 

karint

Chirping
May 24, 2019
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54
Double sex links.
Pullet chicks will be chocolate without barring.
Cockerel chicks will be black with barring.
All chicks will carry one copy of the lavender gene.
All will also carry one copy of the chocolate gene.
Chocolate is sex linked so with one copy the pullets will show it but the cockerels won't.
Wow thanks. I appreciate the details.
 

The Moonshiner

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IDK if you can say it actually dilutes the chocolate color or not but lavender and chocolate both dilute black. So they can both be present on the same bird. I've never seen a bird with both but would be interesting to see and see exactly how it would look expressing both.
Blue is also a dilute of black and "mauve" is what its called when blue and chocolate are both being expressed together. Its not exactly blue or exactly chocolate but hints of both.
Great question and interesting subject. Would love to see others replies and hopefully some pics.
 
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