questions on the coloring of my cross chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by georgialee, May 18, 2010.

  1. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    First, what color in the chicken calculator is black/red (for my welsummers)? Crossed to my splash ee roo I got chipmunk chicks (SO cute!)

    Second, I thought 2 of the eggs I had incubated were from my australorpe (also crossed to the splash ee roo) BUT both chicks came out a really light buff/yellowish color - I think they may be white. So obviously it couldn't have been my australorpe (according to the chicken calculator)... could it be the golden comet? Or even my BLRW - she's actually a splash blrw though?

    My cuckoo maran crossed with my splash ee gave me the cutest blue chicks! 2 look like they'll be barred - can't tell on the third yet. [​IMG]

    eta: I crossed these to get olive eggers [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For welsumer just change the Mh locus to Mh/Mh from the starting position.
     
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    thank you so much!

    eta: I did that and it showed that I should have gotten blue chicks from those eggs. Wonder what went wrong? lol
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010

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