Color of project bird

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Celtic Hill, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
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    Okay color people, What's going on with the coloring of this bird? She's a project (Silkie/cochin/cross)

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  2. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Others on the forum are more expert but I'll guess.
    on the surface it looks like black patterned gold -necked/birchen E^R/e+?
    but I'd guess it's Extended black with gold leaking through
    What color was the Cochin?
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    that was about as a good guess as it will get.. heterozygous Birchen
     
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    I do not remember what the breeder told me, I should have wrote it down! And I don't know what color the parents are. Is it safe to say if she's bred to a golden rooster, she'd produce something golden?
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hrm, hybrids can be really unpredictable when it comes to their offspring.

    When you say 'golden' do you mean buff? According to the chicken calculator, you'd end up with 50% fawn/dun patterned buffs, and 50% black patterned buff (black on top, buff on bottom).
     
  6. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Sorry, I mean golden duckwing
     
  7. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well. I'm still not an expert, maybe nicalandia will chime in again.
    but...golden usually means a heterozygous s+/S on male chromosomes
    (half gold - half silver), rather than buff, when talking genetics
    it can't happen in hens because they only have one Z and one W
    If we are right and she's s+ you'd want silver to produce golden roos
    as for duckwing... maybe she's half e+
    maybe some of her chicks would express e+ rather than E^R
    Maybe there are genes hiding out waiting to surprise you
    cross breeds are a crapshoot but some of the surprises are good ones
    play around with the chicken calculator
    http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html
    fun and educational and quicker than waiting for the next generation
    Walt
     
  8. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What variety was the cochin and silkie? Which one was the father?

    Tim
     
  9. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this was her father Ian, he is a gold mottled duckwing Ohiki.................................................................................chrisf[​IMG]
     

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