help with color genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stephanie1992, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two cochins togeather in a breeding pen.
    No chicken can get in or out without me taking them out or putting them in
    well one chick hatched today but isnt doing well


    Father is white
    Mother is buff
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    Chick is blackish-Brown face-White wing tips
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    How did that happen???

    i thought it would be white
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2012
  2. Meara

    Meara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One possibility is that the male is only carrying one copy of the allele for white. That white allele (I) is dominant so he is white. But the chick may have inherited the other allele which could be wild type (i+) and that combined with the female's genetics gave you the coloring of your new chick. I don't know if white cochins are based on dominant white or recessive white or maybe just silver? But in any event the female had "no white" to contribute to the genetic formula.
     
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok thank u
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    heres a better pic of the chick

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  5. Meara

    Meara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a cutie [​IMG] I'm guessing.....maybe a blue partridge.
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ohh i hope, that would be sooo pretty on a cochin!!
     

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