Spread black to recessive red pairing?

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  1. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What colors of offspring are possible from a recessive red hen to spread blue cock pairing? I have my first round of babies from these two lovelies due today:) They are serbian highfliers, thanks for looking![​IMG]
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (I used a genetic calculator) If your boy is dominant spread then all of the babies will be blue spread, if he's not for it then half will be blue spreads and half will be blue bar (or blue check or some other pattern, depends on what they carry underneath ;) You'd only get reds if your male is carrying the recessive red gene :) You have very beautiful birds!

    Is there a chance your red one could be a spread ash red? if she is, all of your males will be spread red and your females will be spread blues, and if they both aren't dominant for spread then possibly there could be some non-spreads in there too! :)
     
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Drawing on my experience with breeding pigeons. This is a observation I have made personally. Just when you think you have all the bases covered "SURPRISES" happen. It is always a wait and see game.
     
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  4. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info! I just got these birds recently and Ive never worked with spread before but from what I've read I thought spread ash red turned birds turn out an off white color because spread takes the tail bar color and covers the bird with that? I am a bit confused about how it works..
     
  5. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes you're right about red spread, I got confused sorry lol, everything should be good besdies that last part ^^
     
  6. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    Thanks for the interesting topic![​IMG] Inspired me to study up on color genetics so I can follow along....
     
  7. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pigeons genetics are simple if you keep them simple, once you start getting into things like Almond, Pied Varieties, Dusty, Milky, Dirty, etc thats when things get wild, good luck! :)
     
  8. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi again, saw you on local FB group. When I breed good flying rollers this way I mostly end up with few red males and many black cock. Next pairing if I get red cock that's good roller and can manage daily flight survival trained during hawk season, I'll breed him to good red hen seeing what he makes. Keep me and rest updated.
     
  9. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    Did you get some babies?:D
     

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