I have a ? for you oegb people!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by christy0701, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. christy0701

    christy0701 Out Of The Brooder

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    My silver duckwing roo mated with my fawn duckwing hen.. What will I get out of this mix. My egg is due to hatch next week and i'm just curious.. thanks
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Not an OEG person but - You'll get 50% fawn duckwings and 50% silver duckwings assuming she's a Silver Fawn.
     
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    OK so maybe this is a stupid question. But what is the differance between a silver fawn and a fawn?? I guess i am just kinda confused.. [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well again I'm no OEG person, so I don't know if a Fawn female is supposed to be silver or gold based, but basically "Fawn" itself refers to the dun gene on Duckwing OEG's. I believe they're usually always silver though. Someone else would better explain it.


    Is your fawn hen with gold or white on the neck? Is she a light grayish color overall or more of a darker brown color overall?



    Regardless, you'll get 50/50 fawns and normal duckwings.
     
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    christy0701 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow I am kinda new to all of this. I didn't realize all the different traits. But she is mostly white on her neck but on down her body she is goldish. She doesn't have any silver on her.. And thanks for your comments even tho your not an oeg person it still helps..
     
  6. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A silver fawn duckwing is simply a silver duckwing that has the dilutor gene 'Dun' added to it, which changes the body color from black to the light brown color. Illia was correct, on that mating you will get some of each. That is how people that breed silver fawn duckwings keep the color dark and keeps it from getting too light, crossing with silver duckwing.
     
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    Thank you so much. That is very interesting..
     

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