What color is Triple Tufts?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Trish1974, Jun 12, 2019 at 6:45 PM.

  1. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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    I've recently acquired a retiring breeder's large fowl Araucana flock and in the lot was this unique triple tufted cockbird. The breeder has not intentionally bred duckwings or BBRs in at least a decade - but she said the past couple years she hatches one or two (not on purpose). To me, he looks like an off-colored gold duckwing. She did not think he was duckwing, but couldn't really decide on a color to call him. She only kept him around as a novelty, and he was a favorite of her grandson's. She had not done any test breeding with him. She shared his chick pic with me - and I was surprised to see he was NOT a duckwing patterned chick. What would you call his color, and what could I expect to produce between him and the BBR hen at the end of the video?

    His chick pic:
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    Triple Tufts and the BBR hen:
     
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    He looks black with leakage.
     
  3. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    Black with golden leakage. Probably a black/gold duckwing cross.
     
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  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  5. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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    If bred to the BBR and I line breed the offspring, can I get back to gold duckwing in the first breed back to this cock? (Daughter pullets back to Triple Tufts).
     
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    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    Yes
    First crossing will give you
    Black w/ silver leakage pullets
    Black with red gold leakage pullets
    Red silver duckwing pullets
    BBR pullets
    Black w/ red golden leakage cockerels
    Black w/ red gold leakage cockerels
    Red golden duckwing cockerels
    Red silver duckwing cockerels


    A red gold duckwing pullet bred back to Triple Tufts makes
    Black with red gold leakage pullets
    Black with red silver leakage pullets
    Black with gold leakage pullets
    Black with silver leakage pullets
    BBR pullets
    Gold duckwing pullets
    Red silver duckwing pullets
    Silver duckwing pullets
    Black with red golden leakage cockerels
    Black with red gold leakage cockerels
    Black with golden leakage cockerels
    Black with gold leakage cockerels
    Red golden duckwing cockerels
    BBR cockerels
    Golden duckwing cockerels
    Gold duckwing cockerels

    So, essentially, a big mess that you really would hate to comb through.
     
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  7. nicalandia

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    The rooster is E/e+ and the female is e+/e+(salmon breast) but seems to have a hackel melainzer, perhaps melanotic, better pics of the female is required
     
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    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    Oh yeah. I didn't even see the hen in the video. It may be nearly impossible to find birds without melanisers in the offspring.
     
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  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    I have a very keen eye when it comes to chicken genetics.
     
  10. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Do you study on your own time?
     

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