Partridge orpington roo x LF chocolate orp hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CMLR, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. CMLR

    CMLR Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any idea what this cross would produce? These two are approximately 9 months old and I am looking for mates for them in their appropriate color, but until I find them I was wondering I anyone has tried this ...

    I saw a picture online of a chocolate partridge. Which seems like an easier prospect to achieve (maybe in a couple generations) if my roo/hen were reversed. But I have no idea how the partridge genes behave.

    Any guesses?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Just for fun I went to the chicken calculator and ran that.

    http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm#kipcalculator

    The calculator is simplified and makes some basic assumptions that are not always correct. There are different ways to make black, for example. Black could be Extended Black or it might be Birchen with melanizers. There are probably other ways to make black.

    But the assumption is that the Chocolate is based on Extended Black and something funny is going on at the dominant white locus. I get that half the first generation will be Chocolate and half will be Black.
     

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