Columbian Color Pattern

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SusanJoM, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    I kept running across the term, Columbian Color Pattern, and while I was searching for some information about it, I came across this interesting conversation about it's introduction:

    http://poultrybookstore.blogspot.com/2008/03/columbian-color-patterm.html

    You might enjoy it.
    I've got one lovely Light Brahma pullet, so now I can tell her how she got her markings....

    Susan
     
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  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The columbian primary color pattern in the light brahma is due to the following genes: columbian, brown and silver. The genotype of the columbian pattern is eb/eb, Co/Co and S/S for a male and S/_ for a female. There are genes called restrictors that remove the black from the male and female and the columbian gene is one. The columbian gene leaves black in the neck hackles and saddle hackles, and leaves some black in the wings and tail. The restrictor Db removes black from the hackles and other areas of the body. You can have a columbian like patterned bird but the bird will have a different restrictor other than columbian.

    Tim
     
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  3. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, Tim, thank you so much.

    It's really a treat to have another contributor here who really knows his genetic stuff. Glad to have you aboard.

    And I hope you've voted in favor of having a separate topic in the index for "Genetics"....hint, hint, hint....

    Susan
     
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Susan,

    Where on the forum do you vote? Never mind I found the thread.

    Tim
     
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  5. charlyschicks

    charlyschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Very informative! Thank you!
     
  6. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can i create Columbian Rocks? I have White Rocks and barred rocks, but is there a way to cross stuff and breed different patterns to create my own Columbian colored rocks?
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Rocks already have the Columbian variety recognized.
     
  8. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea I know but the breeders i looked up cant ship to me. Now im back in do it myself mode. i know it will be a lot harder to do but i really want some of Columbian rocks, and it would be real cool to say 10 years from now i created my own line of Columbian Rocks!
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You'll have to breed in something else to bring in the genes. And then you will have to hatch a lot and cull heavily. The barring gene and dominant white will make things even harder. You would be very lucky to manage breeding true within 10 years.
     
  10. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well GREAT thanks then!
     

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