how to make the lemon color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Boggy Bottom Bantams, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I have recently seen d'uccles and a few other birds with what they call the
    lemon color, looks like a yellowed up version of millie fluer.
    I have also seen it overseas in the d'anvers, which I have 14 colors of, and would like to attempt to create in them.
    Do any of you know what colors and methods should be used to attempt this?
    They look to me to be millie fluer x porcelain, but not sure.
    Any one who has do this before, your advice would be great
    Thanks
    Aubrey
     
  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    In the case of the lemon mille fleur (or do they call it lemon porcelain), the colour is made by using the cream gene (ig) on mille fleur, it hs also been suggested that a gene called dilute (Di) may be used.
    There is also lemon penicilled wyandotte also using ig &/or Di
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Thatks for the reply... So what base colors should be used to get those genes.
    Heres what I have in d'anver , really dont want to do a breed cross as it takes years to straighten it all back out.
    We have them in
    millie fluer
    porcelain
    self blue (lavender)
    blue
    black
    splash
    white
    black mottled
    quail
    blue quail
    silver quail
    cuckoo
    blue cuckoo
    b.b. red


    T
     
  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry, none of those colours would usually have cream (ig).
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:Off topic:
    Do you have pics of your BB Red D'Anvers? I would love to see them.
     

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