Color genetics pop quiz :P

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CelticMoon1, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. CelticMoon1

    CelticMoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pop quiz for genetic gurus out there:

    Mum is a Cuckoo Maran/Barnevelder mix (her dad Maran, her mum Barnie). She's faintly barred.
    Dad is a Silver Laced Wyandotte.

    SO, we let a broody hatch 3 eggs, all 3 chicks are different;
    one looks kind of like an Austrarlorp chick, I'm guessing it'll be a black pullet
    one looks like a black sex-link roo, with the white spot in the neck and all, I'm guessing barred male
    one looks silver based and chipmunkey, my guess is it'll be a badly laced SLW-ish pullet...

    Any takers? Am I far out in my assumptions? Or do I really *groan* have to wait 6 whole weeks to find out...
     
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Black will be a pullet, the Barred a cockerel, the badly laced Silver could be either sex,
    David
     
  3. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is that the barred is a cockerel, and that the other two are pullets.
     
  4. CelticMoon1

    CelticMoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for answering guys - at least I seem to be on the right track [​IMG] Wouldn't the silvery one have a "barring dot" too if it is male, or doesn't that show with those down colors?
     

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