genetics folks please!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jarodw45, May 12, 2011.

  1. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some olive egger eggs and they are from BA hens covered by a BCM roo. They are hatching now and some are black and some are chipmonk. I was expecting blue and black chicks can someone explain why I'm getting chipmonk chicks?
     
  2. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might add that they are light colored chipmonk not the reddish looking like wellies or RIR
     
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  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Are the hens Black Australorp? Or are they Easter Eggers?
     
  4. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    I would assume black ameracauna
     
  5. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry they are blue ameraucana hens not ee's
     
  6. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one else? Have any suggestions? I figured if the roo or hens were muts I would get mixed results but so far they are either chipmonk or black!
     
  7. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Still could be of mixed background. I would expect though the chipmunk look could come from the BCM. This is just a guess, I have no experience with Marans breed at all.
     
  8. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have since learned that if the BCM is recessive wheaten (not uncommon) and the BA are recessive duckwing this could happen.
     
  9. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stop using those stupid abbreviations!
     
  10. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks
     

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