Chocolate Orpingtons

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

  1. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Choc is recessive though, and will still make 100% chocolate when breeding choc x choc.


    Dun is dominant, and when Dun x Dun is bred, like blue, you get 50% dun, 25% black, and 25% khaki (homozygous dun)



    I'd consider them quite different because even Lavender when bred over and over will destroy feather quality over time. But we still use it, we still breed it to black now and then like blue, so, it's still legit.
     
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  2. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um... so, how do you get a Chocolate in the first place?

    Perhaps I need a "Genetics for Dummies" book. I'm trying SO hard to understand this.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I believe Chocolate, like Lavender, just suddenly popped up. Since then it has never popped up before, so all Chocs are related to the originals, however I believe in Seramas that isn't the case. (they may have also had their own choc fluke that happened, which all choc Seramas have been bred from)
     
  4. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,
    Are there any new sources for Chocolate Orpingtons?
    JAC
     
  5. pampered_poultry

    pampered_poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have the large fowl and the bantams. We imported from Orpingtons Galore in the UK.

    Thanks,
    Richard
     
  6. informative

    informative Chillin' With My Peeps

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    greenfire is charging $100 per chick last I checked - that's crazy. I like chickens but $100 should buy like 10-50 day old chicks or fertile eggs from most other breeder.

    Granted I see rare chickens for $10 sometimes and was happy to pay $5.50 for my langshans as an example - is there something very very special about the greenfire stock?
     
  7. jeanbean0213

    jeanbean0213 New Egg

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    This may be a stupid question however, I am fairly new to the love of poultry. I have an English black Orp that I hatched and he is starting to show a little copper(bleeding through) color at the base of his head and surrounding feathers. Otherwise color is true to form. Does this mean he carries the chocolate gene? Thanks!
     
  8. yaya1215

    yaya1215 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm no authority, but I do show and breed black English Orpingtons. Chocolate splits (or roosters carrying the chocolate gene) do not express the chocolate color on their feathers. The only way to know for sure is to breed them to black and see if any resulting chicks hatch out chocolate. More than likely the gold leakage you are seeing is probably from a buff being bred in at some point. Blacks are the basis used to improve just about every color in orpingtons and as a result there are many blacks out there that eventually show color leakage. Hope this helps!
     
  9. gallito1982

    gallito1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy or girl? He/she is around 2 1/2 weeks oh yeah he/she's a bantam
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  10. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! How cute! I want some Bantam Chocolate Orpington!!
     

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