Color genetics thread.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redrooster99, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Haha fun rant! I agree with you.. I'd completely missed on missing spaces for Wheatens?! Strange.

    As for above, I am not sure why... could it have to do with certain colors being created separately from the 'main breed'? I forget the details, it goes something like White X were created using Y,Z etc with the implication none of the Colored X being involved in the make up or only minimally.

    What do you think of certain quirks such as Blue in chickens- why is it called that when the homozygous phenotype is Splash and why isn't Splash accepted in the standard- I'm aware some have been working towards getting recognition for Splash...
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I saw the other day where Splash was accepted in the Cochin's.
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Cool! Do you know if the standard calls for specifications on the coloring/patterning?
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    No, I just saw it in a Facebook post from Cackle Hatchery. I liked their page so j see their posts
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Cool and thanks!
     
  6. CanuckBock

    CanuckBock THE Village Ijit

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    In pursuit of the NO Male Wheaten variety, more firewood to the burning question... [​IMG]

    Recent additions past your own copies of the 2010 APA SOP's...there are now....<<drumroll please!>>...Blue Wheaten OEGB (male description basically says to replace the black areas with slatey blue), the Ko Shamo Standard (Revised October 12, 2013) has Wheaten males, and the Marans have a Wheaten Male description...

    Let's lookit two of the WHEATEN male descriptions, shall weeze... [​IMG]

    So still NO answers as to why there are some BREEDS that have NO Wheaten males and others, do...I think I shall go ask two sanctioned judges and see if I can roust out some comments from them...if'n they are not too busy to entertain a bitta SOP discussion...may take me a while to draft up a post, but I shall get round to it...

    Off I meander... [​IMG]

    I'll report back here if I dun learn sumthun...

    Doggone & Chicken UP!

    Tara Lee Higgins
    Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada
     
  7. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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  8. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Look on Sand Hill Preservation's website and look under the poultry catalog. Glenn has a small write up on the Erminette and who was working with it.
     
  9. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Hope this works. I tried copying and now going to try to paste.
    This is from their (Sand Hill) price list.
    Erminettes (AMB): We are still concerned about culling too heavily and limiting our genetic diversity on these birds. We have made two pens - those with gold spots and those with black. While there will be some overlap with the genes involved, leg color is an issue as both white and yellow legs are present. Once there gets to be a larger population, we will need as a group of interested individuals, to decide which route to take. This breed is not as yet listed in the APA Standard. Chicks $5.00 each (15) (SOLD OUT THROUGH 5/5/15).
     
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  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I've thought about ordering some of these birds and try working with them, but I have a problem with space and sometimes I get discouraged easily. I know I need to work on that.

    I've stuck with my Green Egger Naked Neck project longer than anything I've started.
     

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