Mutated BCM????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by countrylife, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. countrylife

    countrylife Songster

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    I not sure what the proper phrasing is. BCM parents, off spring white. What do you know about this????
     
  2. phasianidae

    phasianidae Songster

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    Quote:Each of the parents must have one copy of recessive white.
     
  3. Bravo

    Bravo Songster

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    Are they newly hatched chicks that are yellow or are they mature adults that are white? If it is the latter I would say that you have some wheaten genes in your breeding stock [​IMG]
     
  4. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

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  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Agreed, How old are the chicks and are they actually feathering out White ? Recessive Wheaten is the most common sport that popps out of breeding BCMs and they look white as chicks. But if is possible to have recessive White Sports popping out too.

    If Wheaten then each parent would have one Wheaten gene and of White then each parent would have one recessive white gene.
     
  6. CHICKENBOY 1

    CHICKENBOY 1 Songster

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    hey i have a wight copper maran hen as i call her so no not wierd in my book
     
  7. ChickenPox

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    Bravo - I LOVE your avatar!

    Sorry for the OT, carry on! [​IMG]
     
  8. countrylife

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    Hey
    Sorry it took so long to return to this.
    The chicks were born a silvery yellowish white [​IMG]
    Matured to solid white, lays a very dark egg.
    I read somewhere (should have bookmarked it) of someone calling these a mutation and that they will normally throw regular Black Copper Chicks???
    I have 1 that I know for certain in the bator now, so looking forward to seeing what hatches, probably have more but I can't tell her eggs from the others.
     
  9. CANDLE98

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    OOH how cool! I love experiments!
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You sure you don't have any Blue Coppers in your parent flock?
     

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