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Color Breeding Qestions! HELP!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WiseChicks, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking it would be really nice to have one big list of color crossing outcomes. It is pretty easy to find the Blue/Black/Splash matrix, but how about some of the other color combinations and effect combinations? I know we have some very knowledgeable people on this board doing fascinating work with colors! Can you share? I'll then compile it into one big cheat-sheet list for people to reference. THANKS!!!! [​IMG]

    Katie
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    I'm subscribing to this post...will be interesting to read along. I hope you gets lots of info.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a great idea, Katie. Those other websites just confuse the heck out of me. When I come across color info, I always write it down so I don't have to go looking for it again. I think this would make it easier for alot of people, having all this info on one thread. So, c'mon color genetics people, let's see what you got![​IMG]

    Paula
     
  6. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So... show us what you wrote down then... [​IMG]
     
  7. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like a very simple explaination of the cross results: These are my notes for my blue, black, and splash Jersey Giants and Silkies. I would love to see other mixtures in the same easy to figure out way. [​IMG] Trying to get into all of the extra stuff just makes my head spin. I know that the actual results will vary, I just want to have a rough idea of what I can expect if I put a particular group of hens and roos together. Thanks!


    Black/Blue/Splash Breeding should yield (on average) the following results:

    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
    Splash X Black = 100% Blue
    Black X Black = 100% Black
     
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  8. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, but those 2 sites are BARELY in english. Also, they want to know far more about the secondary and terciary genetic properties than I understand in German/French/English/Italian. [​IMG]

    Cheers!

    Katie
     
  9. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ooh, rolleyes, nice....

    Well, I've pretty much got the BBS colors down like Katie does. And in my D'uccles, Mille fleur X Self Blue=Porcelain.
    Millie X Millie=100%Millie

    What about Mahogany in D'Uccles? Is there such a thing, and how do you get it? Or Blue Mille Fleur-same question. Is it Blue X Mille Fleur, and what pecentage-50/50?

    I just think it's interesting. It would be nice to have it in easy to understand terms.[​IMG]

    Paula
     
  10. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Breeding American Chocolate aka DUN
    Chocolate X Chocolate = 25% Black, 25% Khaki, 50% Chocolate

    Chocolate X Black = 50% Black & 50% Chocolate

    Chocolate X Khaki = 50% Chocolate & 50% Khaki

    Khaki X Black = 100% Chocolate

    Khaki X Khaki = 100% Khaki


    Heres chocolate breedering even though its the same as blue..haha.

    Also mottled x non mottled will give all non mottled.

    Once you have figured out how recessives and dominants work then you just need to know which genes are which and you can guess the outcome. Incomplete dominants are a little trickier. Hope that helps.
     

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