Golden Blue Birchen or Lemon Blue? Guess his Genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nicalandia, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. nicalandia

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  2. draye

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    Looks blue with red leakage.
    I like him though.
     
  3. nicalandia

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    would you say he is Heterozygous for the Birchen allele (ER) instead of the Extended Black E allele?
     
  4. draye

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    It's really hard to tell on a NN.
    I have a hen that I call birchen, although you cannot see the birchen on her neck. She is by a Iowa Blue Rooster that was birchen with the lacing on the breast likethe Iowa Blues. This hen has the lacing like I.B. hens do.
     
  5. nicalandia

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    well here is the Shocking truth about his genetics... He is Birchen(ER) not Extended black at all or a Extended black that is missing some melanizers, the fact is, he is a Birchen with melanizers, thats why you dont see a golden colored saddle at all,

    but He is Not golden either(S/s+) you know like when you mix a gold birche(Brown Red s+) with a Silver Birchen(S ER) he is a Gold Birchen(s+/s+) just like his great grand dad, but he has thi Pheomelanin Diluter: Autosomal dominant Dilute(Di) and possibly(very high chances) Autosomal Dominant Champagne blonde(Cb) pheomelanin diluter, you see his shoulders? I just dont see autosomal red at all but the pheomelanin combo(Di and Cb) may infact be restricting Autosomal Red on him
     
  6. draye

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    All I can say is that he'd look good in my Naked Neck run, with my Naked Neck hens.
     

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