How'd this happen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BEDUB RANCH, May 29, 2016.

  1. BEDUB RANCH

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    There are two possible breedings that happened here.
    Rooster is smooth coated birchen, and he bred with a white frizzle and another birchen but frizzle trait. All cochin bantams. I have the parents and grandparents of the parents. I've never gotten a chick this color. Kinda partridge looking?
    How is this possible? What parent traits could have resulted in the color? And what color is it?
    It's a favorite with everyone who visits. Very neat color patterns. Especially at only barely 3 weeks old.
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Can you post pics of all the possible parents?

    I've not researched birchen much, but I did recall some of the genetics folks talking about it on the sex-linked thread.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information

    go to that thread then use the "search this thread" and type in birchen. You might be able to glean some answers there.

    you could also PM kev, he's pretty knowledgeable and has worked with birchen genetics.
     
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  3. BEDUB RANCH

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    Awesome thank you!
    And here are parent pics
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    The dad
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    One of the moms
     
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    [​IMG]
    One of the other moms
     
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    Grandpa
     
  6. BEDUB RANCH

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    What I usually end up with offspring wise
     
  7. BEDUB RANCH

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    Great grandpa:)
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your smooth males are beautiful [​IMG]. I'm sure the frizzled females are built as nicely, it's just harder for me to see beneath the frizzle.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    love the frizzles
     
  10. BEDUB RANCH

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    Thanks y'all
     

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