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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickangel79, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For two black orpingtons parents to have a white chick hatch ? If so, how? And why ?

    And also I presume I shouldn't breed from this chick ?
     
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  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two black birds can carry a recessive white gene. Each parent will give one recessive white gene to a chick; one gene from the mother and another gene from the father. The chick has two recessive white genes- this produces a white chick.

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  3. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, thanks . What colour would its chicks be if I bred it to a black boy, presuming its a girl. And vice versa ?
     
  4. Svarthona

    Svarthona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They would look black, but would carry recessive white. It's not a sex linked gene so that would work for both possibilities of pairing recessive white male x black female or vice versa.
    But, if the black hen or rooster are carrying recessive white, you'd get not only black chicks but also white ones. And the resulting black chicks could either carry recessive white or not.
    Drawing a Punett square is really helpful in figuring out that kind of stuff [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Svarthöna :

    They would look black, but would carry recessive white. It's not a sex linked gene so that would work for both possibilities of pairing recessive white male x black female or vice versa.
    But, if the black hen or rooster are carrying recessive white, you'd get not only black chicks but also white ones. And the resulting black chicks could either carry recessive white or not.
    Drawing a Punett square is really helpful in figuring out that kind of stuff [​IMG]

    Thank you [​IMG] ill have to look that square thing up lol, I read your post a few times but I think in pictures better so ill draw it up lol.
    Best not sell any of its chicks I breed out it then.

    Eta, just had a quick look, think ill try and figure that out in the morning lol. Thank you​
     
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  6. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my Large Fowl Black Orpington. LOL [​IMG]

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  7. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, thanks . What colour would its chicks be if I bred it to a black boy, presuming its a girl. And vice versa ?

    black X black = your white chick

    Your white chicken X black = black offspring as adults they will carry a recessive white gene


    your white chick x black offspring = 1 in 2 will be white 1in 2 = black

    black offspring X black offspring= 1 in 4 white 3 in 4 black

    Tim
     

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