Light brown leghorns vs welsummer genetics calculator


7 Years
May 17, 2012
Benzie, MI
im getting way ahead of myself and plotting and planning chicks to hatch either this fall or next spring and I’m trying to figure out if (hens/pullets) light brown leghorns have the same “input” as welsummer a in the chicken calculator. And, quite frankly, I’m not sure which “starter” phenotype I should select and which, if any, genes would need changed. Help?
I think they have the same color genes, the wildtype duckwing. So yes they have the same 'input'.
Obviously they lay different colored eggs and have different production rates, so depending on your goals, you can pick one that works best for you.
So it would be this one (top row, far right)?


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Welsummer have a red enhancer. Change them to black pattern red duckwing by changing mahogany to Mh/Mh red.
Here's how you do this .take a look at the chick down from both breeds.
if the chicks have a brown helmet, they are built on the eb (brown )allele.
if the chicks have a arrow-shaped stripe going over the top of their head, then they are built on the e+ wild-type allele. you can take it from there. Karen

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