storm grey chics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aussie pete, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. aussie pete

    aussie pete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my australorp rooster got in with a leghorn hen resulting chics r storm grey with slate legs i thought this would have resulted in austrawhites =white with dark spots ,is there something else coming thru in these chics?
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Let's see some pictures.
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    is the leghorn a white one?...

    let say its a white one...

    the slate shanks/legs on the chick means you have a hen(shank pigmentation is a sex linked trait) white leghorns are know to carry dominant white with alot of other genes like Blue, Barring and mottling, some may carry only blue and dominant white that depends on the line, if your hen looked white it could also be that she has one copy of dominant white and one copy of blue, when crossed with the black australorp the dominant white gene was to passed to the chick but the blue gene did....
     
  4. aussie pete

    aussie pete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info, sound like what might have happened ,will put pics soon .have a bad storm here atm .thanks
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    the chick allele is E/ER and will have an even colored blue tone..
     
  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you ever get any pictures?
     

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