Quechua Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Yashar, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Grannychick55

    Grannychick55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a certain color or is different colors normal I have been told both so I thought I would ask the expert direct
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm a little lost as to which breeds fall under this heading-- would you list off the birds and perhaps add in pics and a bit of a description?
     
  3. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    I would love to see pics of eggs if anyone has any they can post.
     
  4. Grannychick55

    Grannychick55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The BQO and Sweet Potato olmec and I cannot post pics
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I agree. I cringe when I hear what people are mixing, sometimes for no apparent reason. It's worse if it is something quite rare and there aren't enough pure flocks around to maintain the genetics.
    Forgive my ignorance but I'm not familiar with BQO or Sweet Potato, can someone elaborate?


    Also, I'd like to know if anyone in the US has Quetros. I found someone in Canada with them a few years ago.
    I was surprised to stumble on this thread. I had no idea Quechuas and Colloncas were here either.
     
  6. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BQO = Black Quechua Olmecs, Sweet Potato Quechua
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Thanks.
    For those with South American breeds, I'd be interested in hearing what egg colors you're getting and from which breeds.
     
  8. Grannychick55

    Grannychick55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Huastecs lay from a light blue to a
    pale green and a tan I got one yesterday that was lite pink with purple spots mine lay different colors I am not sure who lays what color. The Colloncas lay different colors also.
     
  9. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol yeah there is no agreement on that over there either. That is the hardest part

    I wouldn't mind seeing a small free ranging flock around my place thats for sure
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    It is rather funny how they get. Did you see the recent OE discussion about Blue egg color and origins of Cream Legbars?

    A couple of Months ago there was an article about where the Blue gene came from. Apparently the Jungle fowl that was domesticated and is the ancestor of our domestic chicken had the white egg shell gene. The other Jungle Fowl lays a blue egg shell. The two cannot be crossed so they did not know where the Blue gene came from. It turns out that it was a genetic mutation caused by a virus(they found the Remanents of the virus).

    The conclusion is that the Blue egg shell gene comes from that one source and has spread through breeding to other breeds. It is dominant so if present the shell will be blue.
     

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