Proper Color Titles?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TrystInn, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    I have a couple of mystery boys, whom I'm trying to sort out with the genetics calculator, to figure out what color they are so I can breed them properly with our ladies. I've always had solid colored birds, so these little guys are throwing me for a loop and I could use folks' opinions.

    This is our Ameraucana cockerel, Quicksilver, hatched roughly 3/19/11 (I bought him at the Monroe Poultry Show):

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    Then there's our little Cochin cockerel, Red Chief, bred here at home on 7/5/11. His father was a gorgeous Splash roo, his mother was a black Cochin hen:

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    This little guy, Grumpus Minimus, hatched in the Fall of 2010, a Frizz Silkie Cockerel:

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    And his older buddy, Napoleon Blownaparte, also hatched in the Fall of 2010, another Frizz Silkie Cockerel:

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    Thank you!
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The beautiful Ameraucana cockerel is a Silver duckwing. (e+/e+ and S/S)


    The other three are mainly theoretical ---

    The Cochin is, well, either not the parentage you mentioned or one of them is carrying a hidden partridge gene or the sorts. He's likely E/e^b and s+/s+ as well as Bl/bl

    The first sizzle cross is likely E/e^b and S/s+

    The second sizzle cross is possibly e^b/e^b , Co/Co (or Co/co+) and s+/s+
     
  3. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Quote:I'm so biased because I think he's gorgeous, I couldn't begin to decide what he was!

    "The Cochin is, well, either not the parentage you mentioned or one of them is carrying a hidden partridge gene or the sorts. He's likely E/e^b and s+/s+ as well as Bl/bl"

    I'm racking my brain trying to figure out who else may have contributed - the Splash roo was the only male available to her (the other males at that time were the bantam Sizzles in a separate pen/coop combination. There's a slight chance that one of the Rhodies may have snuck an egg on the nest, it'd be a freak lay as they are fairly old gals and I thought fully retired.

    "The first sizzle cross is likely E/e^b and S/s+
    The second sizzle cross is possibly e^b/e^b , Co/Co (or Co/co+) and s+/s+"

    Thank you! I'll get back to the calculator and see what breeding possibilities we have here.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Napoleon Blownaparte - I love that name!! Beautiful too!
     
  5. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Quote:Thank you! We do specialize in goofy names around here, helped tremendously by the neighborhood kids.
     

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