Mottling and shank color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by oldschoolchick, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. oldschoolchick

    oldschoolchick Out Of The Brooder

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    does mottling affect shank color?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:No
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If you check the kip calculator it does. I think it is another inhibitor of dermal melanin like the barring gene.
     
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  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    pips&peeps :

    If you check the kip calculator it does.

    there is an inhibitor tightly linked to it, but mottling on itself it does not affect shank color..[​IMG]

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    I have about a dozen of pics with mottled birds with Dark shanks​
     
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  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    That is not true mottling. The definition of mottling is:

    plumage in which a variable percentage of the feathers are tipped with white.
     
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  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    pips&peeps :

    That is not true mottling. The definition of mottling is:

    plumage in which a variable percentage of the feathers are tipped with white.

    ok let me dig some more.. [​IMG]

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  7. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at Mottled OE, they are Black legged without problems.
     
  8. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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  10. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shank color is easily modified by heavy selection over several generations. Most birds that carry mottling are light legs butt once the darker leg color is introduced it is just about selection. Shank color is related to the pigments in the layers of skin and has to be modified in all layers to get the darkest shank. Time, selection will get you there
     

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