OEG hen colour genetic questions!!!

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by AllyAna, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. AllyAna

    AllyAna New Egg

    Aug 16, 2016
    Hey there! I have a few game hens and the colour thing is really confusing me. I have a pair of red pyles and the chicks that I got are both white (from what I can tell). I was expecting red pyles (not a big deal just not what I thought. Will they get the colour as they age? They're about 4 weeks old now.

    Also if I crossed a red pyle roo with a self blue or black tailed Jap hen, what colour will the chicks be?

    Thanks guys!!
  2. Wappoke

    Wappoke Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2015
    red pyles are dominant white and wild type at he E locus. The colors should appear as the birds feather in. They need their adult plumage to show the red pyle plumage.

    red pyle x self blue = some mostly white offspring and some mostly black offspring, split about 50/50

    red pyle x black tailed jap= some red pyle females ( females most likely not salmon breasted), mostly white males,

    other males may be columbian restricted (similar to jap) if the jap carries a modifier(s) or males will be silver duckwing with some white on the breast, other females will have the dark brown phenotype ( as in dark brown leghorn) or gold duckwing is possible, but females will be a darker red color with decreased stippling, it is possible that the females will be partially columbian restricted and have burnt orange on back and breast

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