Helpful tool for understanding many colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChooksChick, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    A long time back, Guitartists built a Punnett Square page to help visually explain various colors so people would have a better understanding of how certain genes work.

    I thought it would be good to resurrect it so it would help our growing masses of chickeneers.

    Here's the link to the page, and here's the content:


    Lavender Gene

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    Blue/Black/Splash Gene

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    Mottled Gene

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    Mottled + B/B/S Gene


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  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    I will start sending all my Blue and lav hatching egg buyers to this thread!

    Great idea!
     
  3. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was great! I instantly understood the process. Maybe that's because i was taught that way in HS biology, lol.
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not me! I am so dense sometimes,What does the l stand for?
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Me either. I'm afraid the chart didn't mean a lot to me either. What is a "split"? And yes, what doe the "L" and the "I" stand for?
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

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