Dun genetics help

jeremy

CA Royal Blues
12 Years
Mar 23, 2008
8,123
156
336
Oakland, CA
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?
 

jeremy

CA Royal Blues
12 Years
Mar 23, 2008
8,123
156
336
Oakland, CA
Do you know what percentage of the offspring would be Platinum from a Dun X Blue mating?
 

tadkerson

Songster
12 Years
Jul 19, 2008
1,984
166
224
Missouri
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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