Spangled chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by suziedoozie, May 26, 2011.

  1. suziedoozie

    suziedoozie Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a pair of Mille Fleurs and a pair of Spangled chickens at a swap meet. I know this is dumb but are the spangled chickens just a variation of the regular Mille Fleurs or are they a breed in themselves? They are smaller than the Milles, but I'm thinking they just might be younger. Anyway they are all very awesome little birds!
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Spangling is a presentation of a specific set of genes. It can occur in any breed who carries the spangling gene.

    So to answer your question: no, it is not a breed. The chicken is some sort of breed, which is presenting spangling.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    other birds come in spangled...oegb for example. If you post pics we may be able to help you figure it out [​IMG]
     
  4. suziedoozie

    suziedoozie Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, no pics. Need a new camera, but thank you for the replies!
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do the bird look exactly the same but the color
     
  6. Orly29

    Orly29 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the spangled gene recessive like the mottled gene?
     
  7. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Suzie !

    From Maine [​IMG]
     
  8. suziedoozie

    suziedoozie Out Of The Brooder

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    The spangled birds are a bit smaller, I'm not sure if they're Milles or not. I can always go back to the swap meet and ask the gentleman. That is if the weather holds out for Saturday. I live in rural Missouri and every Saturday there are Farmer's Markets and small animal swap meets. Unfortunately there seems to be thunderstorms and/or tornadoes too! Hi, XYZ:)
     

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