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How do you get the Spangled Color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OkChickens, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    How do you get a spangled color? What colors do you cross at achieve this color? I have a spangled O Shamo Hen and I might be getting some KO Shamo and I would like this color if possible.

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    So are you asking how to replicate the color using your current O-Shamo or how to introduce it into KO shamo?
     
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I don't believe a KO Shamo Stag could mount a O Shamo Hen. I am wanting to replicate the color if possible. Did you know Illia that you are the one that got me interested in Shamos? I saw one of your auctions and I really liked how they looked!

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  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Glad to hear. [​IMG] I sadly lost that pair though and all their purebred offspring, set me back to some serious down-time/depression but I'm slowly springing back. Nothing is gonna stop me from raising/breeding Shamos, they truly are an amazing breed.

    As for replicating - If you get a dark or BBR colored Shamo, breed it to the spangled, then breed the offspring to each other or back to your spangled parent you'll get what you want.

    In Shamos and Asils alike, Spangling is simply mottling over a melanized, possibly at times even patterned Wheaten color. So all you need is that, the melanized poss patterned Wheaten, and add in the recessive mottling. (I basically mean a dark brown colored Shamo female, but males, it's a bit trickier. Basically find someone with a male who's parents or sibling sisters were dark, not a normal Wheaten)
     
  5. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    So it can just happen? I should have a few different color variates to choose from. I will probably ask you questions about it when I start breeding them to get this color. Thanks Illia!

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  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Shamos aren't bred for color, so it is easy to get something you want since it is a general visual, not anything specific. Such example - spangled in Sussex needs to be perfectly deep red with each or each few feathers tipped with black then a little bit of white, the tail being black with white tipping, whereas a spangled Oriental Game is basically just a dark color w/mottling. Can often be a dark wheaten, a patterned nearly Dark Cornish type color, or perhaps a laced type color, or maybe a normal Wheaten color, . . .
     

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