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Genetics Experts - Can someone please explain HOW this happened???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HenThymes, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Our neighbor has our orpington stock exclusively. I know the parentage as I still own them. This weekend their solid black bantam orp hen became a mom for the first time, dad of the chicks can only be either a solid black bantam orp or a splash bantam orp ad these are the only two they have. Where is the world did this coloring come from!!! [​IMG] I still hatch from the parent stock of these offspring and have nothing like these hatch, mine are all black or blue depending on what rooster/hen cross. I am just stumped. [​IMG] There are a total of 4 chicks in these colors.

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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've learned through the years it doesn't matter how well you know your parent/breeder stock something genetic can and will pop up with your generations anywhere down the line. [​IMG] Doesn't matter what someone else sold you it happens more often than you think!
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    OOOOH!!

    What fun! It will be exiting to watch them feather out. (In a singsong voice) Ooooooooh,Henk69!!!??? What's going on here?
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:Errrr... EXCITING, that is.
     
  5. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    I about hit the floor when I came around the corner and these are what I saw! [​IMG] Definitely not what I was expecting at all. The good thing it that if they grow out to be anything cool.... I can start a new bantam orp project. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:There ya go!!! Never a glass half empty but a glass half full!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Your neighbor didn't have some one watching their birds, or a family member, with a sense of humor maybe ? Time will tell.
     
  8. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:Nope, we are the only ones who tend to their animals when there gone and no one around them has any chickens, let alone any that could get into their coop. [​IMG] I actually brought that last one down to my house to hatch out as mom had gotten off the nest with the other three. The eggs are hers, they only have a few chickens and she is the only bantam orp hen they have and only two roosters and both are bantam orps. [​IMG]
     
  9. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Just checking, wouldn't be the first time somebody swiched eggs as a joke.
     
  10. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I like em! [​IMG]
     

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