What color are buttercup hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Goose and Fig, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    The kind in the US. I'm getting a pair this weekend, wonder what I'd get if I hatch some chicks with a black mottled cochin. Probably be crazy looking little things! [​IMG]

    Also- is their comb type dominant?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Try the american buttercup club.
    Here is a article on judgeing the Buttercup.

    The cup comb as on the Buttercup's are caused by the "Duplex comb gene". (Duplex with single for cup combs)
    The Pattern gene on the Buttercup is e^bc.

    Chris
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Eh pooey. I can't figure it out exactly- but seems like all f1s would be black. Thanks Chris!
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    That will depend on whether the cochin is extended black (E) or brown (e^b) based. If E, then yes, the offspring will be black. However if e^b, you should get incomplete spangled offspring. You would have to breed offspring together or back to the mottled parent to get mottling, as it is recessive.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I hate that about mottling! It would be so neat to get a combination of the mottling and spangling.

    Ha ha ha- Buttercochins!
     
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  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I have no idea on the breeding aspect of it, but here's what my buttercup looks like. (she's a flighty thing so it's difficult to get a good picture of her) Oh, and she's hatchery stock.

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