Color genetics?

Erica Frizzles

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 2, 2012
61
1
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Augusta, Georgia
I have a black frizzle cochin rooster and a buff cochin hen and I would like to know if I will have any buff colored chicks hatch from the two of them? I have tried several genetic calculators and either they are too confusing or won't work so any info will be greatly appreciated.
 

salt and pepper

Songster
7 Years
Oct 21, 2012
2,249
49
163
North Georgia Mountains
I have a black frizzle cochin rooster and a buff cochin hen and I would like to know if I will have any buff colored chicks hatch from the two of them? I have tried several genetic calculators and either they are too confusing or won't work so any info will be greatly appreciated.

You won't get any pure buff colored chicks, you MIGHT get a bird that is buff in the body, but have a black tail, and some black on the neck, you are more likely to get black with buff.
 

Henk69

Crowing
Nov 29, 2008
1,777
110
251
Groesbeek Netherlands
I have a black frizzle cochin rooster and a buff cochin hen and I would like to know if I will have any buff colored chicks hatch from the two of them? I have tried several genetic calculators and either they are too confusing or won't work so any info will be greatly appreciated.

What do you mean by won't work? Is there a bug?
 

Redeemed

Chirping
7 Years
Aug 19, 2012
124
8
71
United states of America
Good Morning Erica

While I am a newbie myself. I have studied Genetics for the past 60 plus years. Almost anything can be reduced to a Medellin modal .

I started with head types in dogs. and found that the more extrema longer head within my breed was the most dominate trait.That is the leaner head in my breed would produce first and if the genes were pure for that type within the model .

If you have a black gene that has a modifier to produce the the color Gray you understood that Black Was the dominate gene and the modifier would attach to the black gene and produce Grey. This also works in the lovely pastels of brown and id two birds bred together with this modifier then the resultant chicks will be a white usually with defects. Notice I said usually. Not always but most of the time .

I have seen a color list of inheritance on this discussion page here. In evaluating this chart with the dog chart the color inheritors seem to work the same way.

To use this model you need to draw a box with eight boxes inside. Then you need to use the symbols for each color.
1Black the B
2Black with modifiers is written this way Bm for a blue chicken and Bmm for a silver chicken . The silver would be a result of a stronger modifier.
3A splash would be the truest expression of a Bmm over an extra Bm .in such a clutch you should have one blue one silver and two whites with incomplete dominance. Did I mention that the m gene works as if you placed wax paper over the color gene with holes in it. This produces the black spots where the holes align and Grey where black is masked where the modifier mm has at least one black gene to modify in that area. The brown gene is expressed in much the same manor and a buff hen or rooster is a genetic model of Brm
and is expressed with a small r to deknote the black gene already modified to brown Receiving one modifier to producer coloration and light tan receiving two.modifiers of .

I hope this helps
 

CircleT

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 28, 2013
20
1
24
I gave up on trying to understand genetics. My suggestions is to just breed, hatch and see what you get.
 

Kev

Crowing
12 Years
Jan 13, 2008
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726
361
Sun City, California
I have a black frizzle cochin rooster and a buff cochin hen and I would like to know if I will have any buff colored chicks hatch from the two of them? I have tried several genetic calculators and either they are too confusing or won't work so any info will be greatly appreciated.

Overly simple answer, there are variables but here goes:

Look at black sex link hens, their color is more or less what you can expect.
 

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