Chocolate Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RioLindoAz, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Chocolate Orpingtons have been a great desire of mine for the past few weeks. There so, I've done a lot of research of this mutation and have found several dead ends. My first question is...Is there a difference between Chocolate Orpingtons and Brown Orpingtons? I know true Chocolate Orpingtons come from a gene in Blacks called CHOC, that when pure, dilutes black to the Chocolate color. But I've also found many reports of "Browns" coming from blue and buff parents. Would this bird still be considered a Chocolate Orpington even though It doesn't really Carry the CHOC gene? Also, would this color be inforced by crossing it with a white or Black orpington? If people start Pushing this color variation, would they be striving for a deep, dark brown...Or will people be striving to perfect a lighter shade of brown?

    Feel free to discuss Chocolate Orpingtons as you please, though I really hope this helps clear some questions many of us have.




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  2. Toni-Marie

    Toni-Marie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Chocolate is" the Dunn gene"... I have the color in my phoenix. If you need any help with working on this color just yell... Many thanks. Toni-marie. www.bantamlongtails.com
     
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chocolate is" the Dun gene".

    Incorrect
    Chocolate is the sex linked recessive Chocolate gene

    Dun is an allele of the Dominant White gene, acts like Blue , heterozygous Dunn gives a darker Khaki colour, homozygous Dunn gives a Splash ,varing from white with dun markings to a very light milk chocolate colour.​
     
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    So what would be the primary way to obtain Chocolate colored birds?



    I'm horrible with genetics...
     
  5. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that Greenfire Farms has or is going to import some Chocolate Orpingtons into the U.S. Another BYCer is talking about importing some and is asking others if they are interested to help defer the costs of importation. If you search them I am sure you can find the thread about it.
     
  6. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Quote:Importation seems like an extremely strenuous task. Any breeders in the US, anyone?!
     
  7. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry I guess I wasn't clear on what I typed. [​IMG] Greenfire Farms is a breeder in the U.S., but they haven't started to sell them yet. I don't know of anyone else who has them in Chocolate. Their website is www.greenfirefarms.com
     
  8. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Thanks! I'll look into it.
     
  9. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did not see chocolate when I checked your site.
    Joe
     
  10. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi,
    Checking green fires web site their chickens are pretty expensive.
    Joe
     

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