Supposed chocolate orpingtons?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rosetinted, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. rosetinted

    rosetinted Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 6 chocolate orpington bantam hatching eggs, from a choc to choc breeding.

    Ebay seller with 100% feedback, usually sells light sussex in both sizes & choc orp banties.

    Anyway, 4 didnt make it to lockdown.. but the two that did hatched as these????

    Any ideas on what they could be?[​IMG]

    I guess I've either been ripped off or the eggs were mixed up when the seller shipped them!? [​IMG]

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    IDK but those sure cute. Could it be ( speaking from inexperience with this) they will start to look chocolate when there other feathers start to grow in? They dont look anything like I would expect either....
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    They look like buffs. Cute- but I don't think they'll end up being chocolate. Try posting this in the genetics forum- maybe one of the experts can shed a little light.
     
  4. rosetinted

    rosetinted Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'll try that! [​IMG]
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Chocolate genetics are similar to BBS when 2 Chocolate birds are bred together. The only possibilities are chocolate, black, or chocolate splash (which looks blue at hatch). Those chicks are not chocolate chicks. They are probably the light sussex.
     
  6. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:By choc splash you mean Khacki, Right?
     
  7. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think that is correct. I am sure the choc. the OP is talking about is the sex-linked chocolate. I haven't read up on it for awhile, but I am fairly positive it breeds true. Choc. to choc. should be 100% choc. offspring.

    Editing to add- Okay, I went to verify my information. The choc. gene is a sex-linked recessive. In a choc. to choc. breeding, all of the offspring should be choc. Even the dun gene, which is sometimes called "chocolate" in the US (the OP is in the UK anyway), is an incompletely dominant gene so you should never end up with black offspring. Even when heterozygous, you should see that in the offspring.
     
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  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Are those even Orps? Orps have white legs not yellow.
     
  9. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    Quote:Ummmm, they do???
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:Ummmm, they do???

    Yeah... Orps have white legs.
     

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