Opal Old English Games on Eggbid, I have questions :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tony, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Tony

    Tony Songster

    Jan 16, 2008
  2. I was wondering too. I'm thinking it's lavender or a variant as I don't see how it could be a new gene. Also the birds look exactly like lavender birds.
    This bid is for 1 pair of Opal Old English Game Bantams the cockerel 749 is last years hatch and a pullet 596 from this year. Opal is the newest color developed in OEGBs it is thought to be a new mutation, it breeds true and is a simple recessive gene, When bred to black it produces all black that carry Opal , when one of these blacks are then mated to Opal it produces 50% Opals and 50% blacks. The Opals have great OE type and are very beautiful. $45.00 for shipping & box. Will combine if more than one Auction Won.

    Also the heritability of lavender just happens to be the same and it's entirely possible that lavender popped out of this guys black line of oegs and he thought it was something new and rare aka worth money. Then again I could be wrong.[​IMG]
  3. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    The description says it breeds true.
  4. As does lavender. [​IMG]
  5. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Haven't heard of this color before sounds interesting tho.
  6. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Quote:I understand that. The OP wanted to know if 'opal' does.
  7. Sorry Cara. I misread
  8. Vcomb

    Vcomb Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    opal is a new genetic mutation that popped up in this man's flock. it turns black into an almost white and the red into an almost lavendar shade. it is not lavendar, but is a simple recessive gene like lavendar. he started a thread on them when they first appeared in his flock a few years ago on the oegbcoa forums and they helped them figure it out overtime.
  9. blackdotte

    blackdotte Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    This is again this weird 4# dominant white allele colour.
    There are Kraienkoppe here in that colour. Also Sebrights of which the black is greyish.
    Also known from Brakels since early history when mating yellow white banded to black banded, some of this dirty colour were the results.
    When mated F1 x F1 it bred true: white/greyish banded.
    This shade is also in some chamois birds, mostly in the hackle region.


    The Kraienkoppe in this colour. The 'brownish' is caused by gold.
    Same little black specks in tail as in wing of the eggbid OEGB.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
  10. Well it seems to be a legit auction. I think its always best to take auction claims such as "new" and "rare" with a big HEAPING teaspoon of salt, there are many people on eggbid and ebay just trying to make money so they lie and falsify pictures. Also I think that a new color like this should be thoroughly investigated before being distributed to the public and it seems like this breeder did a good job by crossing this with other varieties of oeg from what I've read on the oeg forums. I wonder how this gene interacts with lavender? Just some snacks for your thoughts.

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