Shell from Zim
- Dec 11, 2020
Half my crested birds have a pink beak and feet and the other half have a yellow beak and feet. I love the pink because I can't say I've seen that colour on a chickens beak before. I intend to only breed the pinkys and get that uniform in any future chicks.. the sebright is going to throw an interesting spanner in haha. The lacing will definitely be a side projectFirst let me say - Lovely Flock!!!
OK - First observation - looks like your roo there is a wheaten roo. So I'm going to assume the basic genetic build for him is:
E^Wh / E^Wh (Thats the Wheaten base with no modifications)
Second Obvservation - Unless I'm looking at the wrong picture?, your little hen isn't a pure sebright, but does share some sebright traits. Her patterning is not a single lace, but rather a blend of incomplete double lacing and spangling. This would be an entirely expected outcome if a sebright had been bred to something else and this hen was the result. (See some of my other posts to see birds of mine that are very similar!) For this hen I'm going to take a very rough guess at her genetic build (influenced on what I've learned from mine) and say she "might" be as follows:
E^R / E^R OR E^R / e^b - Either a Birchen Base or Birchen & Partridge Base
Co / Co - Double dose of Columbian Gene
Db / Db - Double dose of Ginger Gene (this may change depending on the base above)
Pg / Pg - Double dose of Pencilling Gene
Ml / ml+ - Single dose of Melanistic Gene
This genetic build "should" give a Gold Bird with Black Incomplete Double Lacing and Half Spangling. A couple of the gene pairs could change a little bit but essentially this is the recipe you're starting with.
If you bred your Wheaten rooster with the above hen you would get babies that are as follows:
The base will be half wheaten and half from mom:
So E^Wh / E^R or E^Wh / e^b
The base colour will be brown/red/gold - neither parent offers any red diluters (i.e. silver)
The black patterning will be variable, depending on which genes are passed down from mom. Let's assume that half of the above genes from above are given as follows:
Co / co+ - Single dose of Columbian Gene
Db / db+ - Single dose of Ginger Gene (maybe?)
Pg / pg+ - Single dose of Pencilling Gene
Ml / ml+ - Single dose of Melanistic Gene (maybe?)
What that would look like on a bird could be quite variable. Anywhere from similar to your wee mom to a bird with simple black smudges and random black placement on the feathers.
Suggest you play with the chicken calculator to see what happens when you add and takeaway various genes!! It's really fun and addictive haha.