I need a Columbian Leghorn chick color description.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tadkerson, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am working on the genotypes section of my book and need to see a picture or description of a columbian leghorn chick. If anybody has pictures of the chicks please post a pic. I need to see the down color to determine the specific E locus allele found in the birds. If you know of an internet site that has pics, please post.


    Do the chicks look like a delaware chick / light sussex or a columbian wyandotte chick?

    Tim
     
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  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry no chick pics & I've never had columbian leghorns.

    Have you contacted Danne Honour? Failing that Ian Sissons of the British Leghorn Club is a really nice bloke & very helpful.

    I assume you've seen these?

    http://www.theleghornclub.com/TextUSColumbian.htm

    http://www.theleghornclub.com/TextColumbian.htm

    In the first link you'll see the paragraph at the bottom the refers to making columbians from silver leghorns (I don't know silver leghorn, is it duckwing?) & black leghorns (eb). If you know silvers that might help.

    None of them say the e-allele but if looking at the photo gallery, they tend to look eb. Also the description of the undercolour in the second link sounds eb.



    Good luck.
     
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  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Krys,

    I have applied for membership and am waiting for a confirmation by an administrator. Once I am approved I will post at the site and see if I can get a description. I will also email Mr. Sissons

    I was thinking eb- due to heavy black hackles but want to see the chick down to make sure.

    Thanks

    Tim
     
  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ian's a really nice bloke & he knows everybody if he doesn't know himself, he'll know someone who does [​IMG].
     

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