somebody with knowledge of the color calculator

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kfacres, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've not been exposed to it enough, and can rarely get on it anyways... could somebody do some crosses and let me know what percentages I could expect?

    Male-1- pure black laced red
    Male-2- black laced red, carrier of recessive white
    Male-3- blue laced red, carrier of recessive white, hatch mate to above male
    all single laced

    Females- white laced red, black leakage, recessive for black laced red- dominate for white- some double laced, some single laced.

    I'm going to guess, and say that I would result in black laced red, blue laced red, white laced red, blue, or black chicks, and maybe even whites. Also, single and double laced chicks would result.

    What would the offspring look like F1's of each colore mated back together?

    If it matters, these are Cornish LF.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Just play with it untill you get the hang of it, its like learning how to ride a bike, but this time you wont get hurt.. [​IMG]

    edit.. Try with simple crosses at first..
     
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  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:KFacres,
    The calculator is handy once you know how to manipulate it and if you know what your birds genetic base and additional genes they carry really are, Otherwise it a good guess at the base of a bird but not always correct.
    Take Black for example: If you choose a black in the calculator it provides an extended black by default, the blacks I raise are Birchen, however I know another gentleman who raises a wildtype partridge based black. Its all about what you really know about your birds to get the right results.
    Given that I doubt someone else can accurately tell you the results of the matings you are discussing.
    From what I know of the Cornish the BLR was originally introduced by crossing with a wyandotte, some of what you think is there may not be quite right. start slow and run small test matings (25-50 chicks from each mating) record your results, document chick down, document any abnormal colored or un-expected birds. Raise them all to see which mating gave you what you wanted then reset that breed pen to reproduce them.
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I rely on Sonoran for all my genetic questions. The calculator is good is you know their bases, otherwise you will not get an accurate color.
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:KFacres,
    The calculator is handy once you know how to manipulate it and if you know what your birds genetic base and additional genes they carry really are, Otherwise it a good guess at the base of a bird but not always correct.
    Take Black for example: If you choose a black in the calculator it provides an extended black by default, the blacks I raise are Birchen, however I know another gentleman who raises a wildtype partridge based black. Its all about what you really know about your birds to get the right results.
    Given that I doubt someone else can accurately tell you the results of the matings you are discussing.
    From what I know of the Cornish the BLR was originally introduced by crossing with a wyandotte, some of what you think is there may not be quite right. start slow and run small test matings (25-50 chicks from each mating) record your results, document chick down, document any abnormal colored or un-expected birds. Raise them all to see which mating gave you what you wanted then reset that breed pen to reproduce them.

    Are you kin to any Jarvis' from Missouri? I married a Jarvis [​IMG]
     
  6. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for some reason, the color calculator only works on either one of my computors about 2 out of 10 times... most of the time is shows up as an error.
     
  7. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:KFacres,
    The calculator is handy once you know how to manipulate it and if you know what your birds genetic base and additional genes they carry really are, Otherwise it a good guess at the base of a bird but not always correct.
    Take Black for example: If you choose a black in the calculator it provides an extended black by default, the blacks I raise are Birchen, however I know another gentleman who raises a wildtype partridge based black. Its all about what you really know about your birds to get the right results.
    Given that I doubt someone else can accurately tell you the results of the matings you are discussing.
    From what I know of the Cornish the BLR was originally introduced by crossing with a wyandotte, some of what you think is there may not be quite right. start slow and run small test matings (25-50 chicks from each mating) record your results, document chick down, document any abnormal colored or un-expected birds. Raise them all to see which mating gave you what you wanted then reset that breed pen to reproduce them.

    Are you kin to any Jarvis' from Missouri? I married a Jarvis [​IMG]

    that is very possible, the family came through there.. and My grandfather was one of 16 kids of which I only ever met 1 and they lost track of each other. My father was 1 of 13 of which he can only locate 3, the Family scattered all across the US..
     

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