Dun/chocolate and dun sumatras

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrycrazy, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright how do you get this color? i really want to make them but i am not sure were to start. Thanks
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    You have to breed it in, its like blue. Sun Sets West used to have some Dun and Khaki Sumatras but I dont think she has them anymore.
     
  3. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so you mean like use a chocolate OEGB and breed it to a black sumatra? AHHH i need help!
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yeah but theres a difference in Chocolate and Dun. Chocolate is Sexlinked Recessive and is found in very few breeds in the US. Dun, as in the OEGBs, is Incompletely dominant an works like blue. So you could do that, breeding a dun oegb into sumatra and work from there but it would take a while to do.
     
  5. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is oegb a EE ?
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    JustAChickenLittle&More :

    Is oegb a EE ?

    No It stands for Old English Game Bantams​
     
  7. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there something eaasier to start with instead of an OEGB?
     
  8. RAREROO

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    Quote:Not really, not thats available. Maybe if you search really hard you can find someone who still has Khaki or Dun Sumatras to use. Dun patterned Phoenix would be the next thing but you're probably not going to find any of them. Boggy Bottom Bantams has a Khaki Duckwing Phoeinix pullet from Toni-Marie Astins stock but he will be using her to make more dun patterned birds an probably wont have anything from them to sale for a while. So the dun OEs are probably going to be the closest thing you can get in the dun color.

    Boggy Bottom Bantams also has Blue Sumatra bantams if you dont have them already.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Uh, far as I recall, our "chocolate" Seramas, etc aren't actually chocolate, that's a hobby name, but instead they're dun. . . .
     
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  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    JustAChickenLittle&More :

    Is oegb a EE ?

    No; it is a breed in its own right. Old English Game Bantam. One of the few abbreviations I approve of when referencing chickens.​
     

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