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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Dec 5, 2009.
Pretty, pretty rooster! Love the colors on him!
dig dig dig scratch scratch scratch nom nom nom
I had a broody hatch three yellow chicks yesterday with one egg still waiting to hatch. I have a mixed flock with W/BW Ameraucana roosters and I have no idea who the moms are since all my non Ameraucana girls lay brown eggs. Pics soon...
so if I crossed my EE hen w/ my BlueJG roo...Wondering what would the babies be like????
hmmm What'cha think??? My hen lays lite green eggs. ohhhh...I love my EE she's the sweetest and bestest!!!!
I'm no color expert, but I"m interested in the anser as I 'm planning the same color cross, only I'm using a blue Ameraucana on the same color EE hen. My blues carry the splash gene. COuld be a variety of colors resulting, and all pretty.
FYI - ALL blue birds carry "the splash gene" as blue is indeed splash, just, heterozygous instead of pure, homozygous.
An EE hen like that crossed with a blue bird will make a bunch of blue or black birds with reddish or golden leakage in the neck, possibly breast too but unlikely in females and in males leakage/color in the hackle, saddle, and wings.
Green egg layer x brown egg layer = greenish brown and brown layers.
To the question on the yellow chicks - The moms will be any wheaten or duckwing type colors. That includes most common brown/gold EE colors, Buff, Wheaten, New Hampshire or Rhode Island Red type colors, and gold/red Sex-Link colors.
Check the leg color as they mature, that might give hints. Same goes for body type, comb shape.
No splash offspring? Are 2 splash genes required to show the splash coloring? If so, then I could breed the F1 together and hope for a few splash?
ANother of my ameraucana roosters is black based with lav and gold. Do you know if double lav is required to express the lav coloring instead of the black body?
Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black and 25% Splash.
Splash as a color itself is recessive like Lavender, and yes, requires both genes to show. But splash as a gene is dominant, it just doesn't look "splash" unless pure/full. Blue is splash as just one allele. So, no, no splash, but yes you can get splash by breeding blue x blue. Either F1 x F1 or F1 x Blue Parent.
And as answered to the Lav question - Lavender is recessive so yes you must have both Lavender genes for it to be expressed. Also, the rooster is preferred pure black with no leakage otherwise the Lavender offspring will have dirty yellow coloration on it.
THe 2 black Am each have leakage in the hackle area. One is rusty red; the other is white. One boy carries gold, I think double gold? Not sure about this. If he was double for gold, wouldn't he be red all over instead of black.
Am I understanding this correctly? Offspring with dirty yellow coloring is a Lav with leakage.