Color Question - An Easy One!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ravie, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,

    I am wondering what colors I might expect by breeding a Golden Duckwing rooster to a Golden hen? Just gold? I don't know or understand genetics very well, but I am trying!

    I have been told that Golden Duckwing rooster over Silver hen would produce silver and golden.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Golden (as in a black, yellow, and red colored male) x Gold female = Golden and BBR males, Silver and Gold females.
     
  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:"Golden" Duckwing is produced by crossing Silver Duckwing over BB red hens.
    The males carry 1 copy of silver and 1 copy of gold.
    The females from this mating are all silver duckwing. there is no such thing as a "golden" hen as the hen can only have 1 copy of color on the Z locus.

    The females color is determined by the male and the "Golden" duckwing male carries both Silver and Gold at the Z locus and will pass one or the other to the offspring.

    Now using a "Golden" Duckwing male over a silver duckwing hen.
    Golden males
    Silver Duckwing males
    BB red females
    and Silver Duckwing females

    Golden Duckwing male over BB red hen
    Golden males
    BB red males
    Silver Duckwing females
    BB red females
     
  4. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:"Golden" Duckwing is produced by crossing Silver Duckwing over BB red hens.
    The males carry 1 copy of silver and 1 copy of gold.
    The females from this mating are all silver duckwing. there is no such thing as a "golden" hen as the hen can only have 1 copy of color on the Z locus.

    The females color is determined by the male and the "Golden" duckwing male carries both Silver and Gold at the Z locus and will pass one or the other to the offspring.

    Now using a "Golden" Duckwing male over a silver duckwing hen.
    Golden males
    Silver Duckwing males
    BB red females
    and Silver Duckwing females

    Golden Duckwing male over BB red hen
    Golden males
    BB red males
    Silver Duckwing females
    BB red females

    Lol, you beat me to it...and if you REALLY want to open a can of worms, breed a Blue Golden Duckwing cock to a Blue Silver Duckwing hen [​IMG] [​IMG] .....
     
  5. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My poor uneducated brain can't handle all this info. I'm seriously going to have to copy/paste this info in a chicken journal. You guys are the best. Thank-you all for your help!

    I have a golden duckwing phoenix rooster and golden phoenix hens as well as one silver duckwing hen. So I am trying to figure out what I can expect. Thank-you!
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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  7. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that's why somebody should be working with the Cream gene...[​IMG]


    Edit. I am doing my part on Isolating Di from my Buff Cochin..

    Here an nice OLD reading from the WayBack machine(Author, Dann Honour)
    http://web.archive.org/web/20060721092651/http://www.panopliageneticus.com/testmatingwheaten.html

    I am not working with blue golden duckwings, blue varieties in general are such a pain, even though they are so beautiful. I am however working with a line of oriental games that come fairly often pumpkin, golden dom, golden with black lacing, and straight golden. I am going to try to breed the gold/pumpkin to where is is fairly consistant. One other thing I am going to try to do is produce some golden spangled or golden mottled. It is going to be a project but a lot of fun, as gold, pumpkin and spangled are my choice colors, by far.
     
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  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:that's why I said we need to get rid of the Golden(S/s+) and breed Cream(ig) into golds to make them golden looking, they breed true...



    Quote:Keep us updated please..
     
  9. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that's why I said we need to get rid of the Golden(S/s+) and breed Cream(ig) into golds to make them golden looking, they breed true...

    I agree, golden is a very pretty color, and would be nice if it bred true.

    Quote:Keep us updated please..

    I have 5 goldens to breed from right now, and hopefully some young ones that develop well....
     

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