Dun genetics help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jeremy, May 23, 2011.

  1. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    So, it's my understanding that the Dun gene works similarly to the Blue gene, correct?

    With Blue, you have Black, Blue and Splash.

    With Dun, you have Black, Dun and Khaki.

    Well what happens if you cross a Dun bird with a Blue bird?
     
  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am gonna say you would get some dun, some smutty blues, some blacks and some khakis.....
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    How do you get Platinum then?
     
  4. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Platinum is another name for khaki I believe...
     
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  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Any other genetic gurus who are willing to chime in?
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    platinum is blue + dun; one copy of each gene: I^d/i+ Bl/bl+

    Henk posted photos of some platinums
     
  7. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Do you know what percentage of the offspring would be Platinum from a Dun X Blue mating?
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    why not use the chicken calculator?
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:Jeremy
    should be about an even split with platinum, blue, dun, and black
     
  10. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Jeremy. This is true if the bird carries the genes for a self black bird (solid black) and the dun or blue is only diluting the black color. If the bird carries genes that would allow the bird to express black pigment mixed with red pigment; then you will get black/red, various shades of chocolate and blue/ red.


    Tim
     

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