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Need to know Brahma genetic colour...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SarahIrl, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can somebody please give me an idea of the right colour I can use for this bird in a colour calculator? Know VERY little about genetics and am trying to decide whether to add him to my flock of blue brahma hens...

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    Thanks, Sarah
     
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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If his breast is black with no lacing of any kind, I would think he is a wheaten.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's a partridge. [​IMG] Btw, beautiful Brahma! His comb looks like a cusion comb, but otherwise, very nice man.

    Partridge x Blue will make blue and black birds with some reddish orange leakage, usually in the form of pencilling through the body, but more focused in the neck.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Illia, he doesn't appear to have any lacing.....
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I've never known or seen of a Partridge Brahma male with lacing.
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Ok, then that makes sense. I'm not too familiar with them. Partridge was my next guess, that's why I asked the OP about the lacing.


    ETA: Just looked and the OP is from Ireland, do they have wheaten brahmas there????
     
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  7. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have blues, white columbian, partridge, gold and black. As far as I know anyway. He is going fairly cheap so will pick him up Weds. Just hope his temperament is as good as his looks! Not bad for 12 months, anyway.
     
  8. John Ryan

    John Ryan Out Of The Brooder

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    This side of the world he'd be called a Gold Brahma/Gold partridge Brahma. Definitely not wheaten.
    Hes a pretty good example of the breed
     
  9. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help, folks!
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No, no Wheatens. All Brahmas are partridge based, whether they be dark, light, buff, partridge, isabel partridge, blue columbian, red, etc. Although there are some new colors coming out. . . That's a Partridge. [​IMG]
     

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