Genetics Question : lavender columbian x black = yellow chicks?

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  1. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I crossed my Coronation Sussex roo with 3 black faverolles hens. I hatched out the first F1s yesterday. Three of the chicks are black, like I expected, but 2 are yellow. One has a few black dots on it's head. Does this mean at least one of my black hens is recessive for wheaten? How will these chicks feather out?
     
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    Ahhhh- interesting! Maybe one of the hens is recessive for salmon? I occasionally get a wheaten ameraucana chick that is that buff-yellow color with a black dot on it's head. They feather out just like regular wheatens/blue wheatens. I have no idea how the coronation comes into play though. [​IMG]
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Recessive for wheaten (salmon) seems to be the only explanation. Now I'm just wondering how they will feather out.
     
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    Do you know which hen's eggs they were?

    Do the chicks have the beards & feathered legs? I'm going to do some fav crosses in the future and hope they pass on the beards [​IMG] I'll be intersted to see what kind of size/shape they get with the sussex having sired them.
     
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    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I know what color egg the last yellow chick came from. It's just a matter of figuring out which hen produces that egg. They all lay brown eggs but different tints.

    All of them have feathered legs. Half have 5 toes, the others have 4. They're only a day or 2 old so I'm not positive on muffs yet but it looks like some will have them. Now I have to figure out what to do with the wheaten chicks. I'm not sure if they'll help, hinder, or have no effect on my project (columbian/lav columbian faverolles).
     
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