Please tell me the father(s) of this pair (Calling genetics experts)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenCharmer, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Here is a cockerel and a pullet that both come from a golden sebright hen. I only need help finding out who the father is.
    The possiblities of a father are-
    Black tail buff Dutch
    Red Pyle OEGB
    Fawn Silver Duckwing OEGB
    Porcelain Dutch

    Cockerel
    He has a single comb. His breast plumage is sort of golden laced, and the rest is a shiny lustrous greenish purplish black, just like s Black Sumatra, with a golden streak through the middle. Also he has a very very long tail.
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    wing plumage
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    Pullet
    She has a rose comb, like her mother. Her plumage is a variety I've never seen, but it vaguely resembles triple laced.
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    Again, the fathers could be
    Black Tail Buff Dutch
    Red Pyle OEGB
    Fawn Silver Duckwing OEGB
    Porcelain Dutch.


    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    I'm guessing the black tailed buff, but the fawn is also a possibility.

    ETA: I'm NOT a genetics expert, but sometimes I play like one on BYC!
     
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  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    the BUFF...
     
  4. The buff? Are you sure on both of them? Because the plumage patterns look very different to me...

    But how could a BTB create such interesting designs (on the pullet) with a GL sebright? And the cockerel looks like mostly sebright (except for the comb). It's strange to me. With my other mutts it's easy to tell (most of them are fathered by the Pyle) ; they have their mother's bodies with pyle plumage. Others are just Black tail Buff-- easy to tell the father, but this cockerel looks like only his mother and the pullet doesn't look like any of the roosters.

    Genetics are very confusing to me... (I'm only fourteen and don't have a clue about them. [​IMG] ) Try to explain it simply to me [​IMG]

    so... any more guesses to the pullet and/or cockerel? [​IMG]

    Thanks for the help
     
  5. Henk69

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    The pullet could be from the red pyle if he is het for dom.white

    The cockerel should not have a single comb if his mother is a pure sebright.

    He still could pass as single laced so his father probably contributed one Columbian: blacktail dutch or porcelain dutch
    Since the lacing is obvious the father "must" have something extra like Pg or Ml.
    The pullet could be from one of them also.

    I got a similar pullet without any Columbian in her:
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    Her brother, note that he is not laced.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  6. So the pullet's father is the Pyle, Blacktail, or Porcelain, and the cockerel's is the Blacktail or porcelain? [​IMG]
    And Henk, how would I know if the mother is not pure sebright?


    Anyone got more guesses?
     
  7. Henk69

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    A pure sebright wouldn't throw single combs.
     
  8. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    Quote:They do in America or so i hear, is how the Silver laced and golden laced Old english were created "using the single combed throwbacks of sebrights".. But really who knows what goes on behind a hatcheries doors (in the breeding), ideal created them.
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:They do in America or so i hear, is how the Silver laced and golden laced Old english were created "using the single combed throwbacks of sebrights".. But really who knows what goes on behind a hatcheries doors (in the breeding), ideal created them.

    They also use single combed birds to help with fertility. Birds with a double dose of rosecomb can have fertility problems. The hen-feathering doesn't seem to help with fertility either I think.
     

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