Lacing genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Blisschick, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I have a question for anyone who may be able to answer this...I have a black roo with silver lacing over his entire body, who genetically is probably silver birchen. I mated him to a black hen (E/E). Besides potentially getting all black chicks, and possibly some silver birchen, can I expect any of the offspring to have the lacing? Can I expect to see any other black combinations?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    You could get any number of different combinations as you do not know what genes your black easter egger is carrying.
     
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    She's not an Easter Egger, she's a bantam cochin cross. The roo is a Modern Game x Silkie x EE cross. I know that doesn't say much for hidden genes, but I just wanted to clarify what I was dealing with.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    She's dominant black then is what you are saying. [​IMG]

    I would think you can expect to get some chicks with lacing.

    Sorry about that, I see EE and easter egger pops into my mind. [​IMG]
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    stacey,

    Can you post a picture of the laced male?

    Tim
     
  6. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    My husband was supposed to bring the camera home from work yesterday and forgot. I'll see if I can't get my daughter's to work.
     
  7. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I'd love to see a picture too. That sounds pretty.
     
  8. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    The roo is a Modern Game x Silkie x EE..now cross thats a handful there...

    Charlie
     
  9. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Sorry if the pics are kind of big, but when I reduce them, I lose the details. I made a close-up of the lacing. The iridescent parts remind me of peacock eyes. If you really look at him, you can see all three breeds in him. I'm so glad I volunteered to take him!

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  10. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stacey,

    What you have there is a silver birchen male the has very good birchen lacing. For some reason some birchen birds have lacing and others do not. I would say you will get black birds for sure and the birds would not be laced. There may be a few laced feathers on the breast but nothing like the male in the picture.

    Tim
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008

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