Dun Laced?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Celtic Hill, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How could i get a Dun/Mocha lace on a Mahogany feather?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Honestly you wouldn't notice it very well at all, but I'm assuming you're wanting to create a mock-chocolate type color. . .

    You'd need one parent with mahogany, lacing, or the dun allele, and the other parent with mahogany, lacing, or the dun allele.

    One approach is to get a Laced Red Wyandotte (not blue) and cross it with a Buff (who theoretically carries the dun allele) - Then take the offspring with Khaki coloring, who would theoretically be a golden spangled bird with khaki tipping, and take it back to the BLRW. In the second generation, you'll have a small chance, but it will appear, of a dun-laced mahogany bird.

    Of course this is theoretical, there are other options as well. One thing to note though is that few birds carry the dun allele with our absolute knowledge of it being so. Most are bantams, such as Seramas and Polish.

    And, you'll need to have a Standard to go for. What breed do you want it on? Or do you just want it on a mutt? - Those sort of questions will have you decide what breeds with what base colors to use.
     
  3. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Well your right, it wouldnt show up well... Well what if it was a while with dun laced? and it would be a cross bred.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    What Breed are you working on?

    Chris
     
  5. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a theoretical project i might start in the future which would include some orps, austros, Leghorns, Cochins as a base.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Sorry, I should have also asked Large fowl or bantam?

    Chris
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Basically you need parents that between them provide all the necessary genes. Pg, Ml & Co for lacing, preferably two copies each for the best lacing, dun to dilute black pigment; it will show up more if present in two copies (khaki). Silver if you want the interior of the feather to be white; mahogany if you want it to be red; gold if you want it gold.
     
  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yep, all are spot on.
    But in quick English,
    get you a black laced red and breed it to a dun colored bird.
    Once you get to the dun laced red. I would keep breeding til you got the khaki out of them, it would show up much better on the red base.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:??? What do you mean by "get the khaki out of them"?
     
  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I mean to get a khaki version from the dun based birds, not to remove it, LOL
    That's impossible
     

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