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red cochin + white cochin= pink cochin????

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by LoriLovesLace, Mar 6, 2017.

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    red cochin + white cochin= pink cochin? Anyone done this or with another breed? I would love to see a picture.
     

  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    That's unfortunately not how color genetics work. You wouldn't get a pink bird from crossing red and white.
     
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    I saw somewhere chocolate + blue splash = mauve orpingtons. But how to get chocolate? Red + black?
     
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    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    Chocolate is a sex linked color that can be made by crossing a khaki bird with a black bird. Here's a good article explaining some chocolate genetics in chickens.
     
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    thank you!
     

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