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LF Chocolate Brown Colored Orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tony, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of my orpington hens, her sister is solid black. I hatched these last year. She`s chocolate brown colored, I`m NOT saying she is a chocolate orp, just colored like one. She is large fowl.
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    PLEASE pardon the mud, it was raining all day. [​IMG]
     
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  2. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you serious? Genetic people please comment on this! [​IMG]
     
  3. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    It is my understanding that chocolate orps came from a genetic "mutation" so to say. What I mean by this is that black orps were not bred to another type of chocolate bird to make chocolate orps, but that it just popped up into a line of black orpingtons. I would say that you my friend might have a chocolate orpington. How much you asking for her [​IMG]
     
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chocolate is sex linked recessive. It was originally found by Dr Clive Carefoot in a line of Back Orpingtons. It has been previously reported in the US, but unfortunately the breeder culled it out as it was not in accordance with the APA Standard.
    To test if you have sex linked recessive Chocolate mate this bird to it's father, if you have this gene ½ your chicks will be Chocolate.
    If you no longer have the father you will need to mate her to Black Orp, and then mate her to a resulting son. If you have the gene ½ your chicks from this latter mating will be Chocolate.
    David
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    And/or mate a son with a black orp.. if all chocolates from this are pullets.... (along black pullets and all black cockerels)
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Do what they say....

    you could develop a line here... and make some money with hatching eggs!!!
     
  7. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately I no longer have her father, I do however have a black roo. So I will definately give it a try. Thanks everyone.
     
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  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    By looking at her dad, I would presume that the bird in question has alot of red leakage and this is not chocolate.
     
  9. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats not her dad. Dad was blue.
     
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  10. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think that her brother shows what's truly going on here, like peeps said.. blue with a LOT of red leakage, her more than him for sure.

    She's still lovely to look at [​IMG]
     

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