Is Buff a Dominate Color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
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    I just hatched an egg today , it was a mix, I was testing fertility, which I do occassionally, right now most of my pens are mixed as we are still building to seperate everyone.
    This was from my Blue Orp Hen, she was in with my Splash Roo and my Buff Roo. The chick is totally buff colored. When it first pipped and I saw some of the fluff still wet, I thought it could possibly be splash, but no it is Buff.
    Wondering if Buff is dominate over Blue or other colors for that matter.
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I don't know much, but today I had a buff silkie hatch. It was a bonus egg from a BBS batch I bought on ebay. I picked up my eggs in person from the seller, and she had two buff silkies in with the partridge hens and roo. I can only assume that this buff one is from one of the buff hens and the daddy is partridge, because that was the only roo in the pen. In this case, I would say the buff dominated partridge. Time will tell how it turns out. Hoping for a pullet here... [​IMG] Maybe I can try to make mille fleur silkies...
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Buff is not a specific gene, but a combination of genes. And from what I have read, it varies depending at least partially on the breed.
     

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