what color oegb? pic

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have oegb that are bbr split to opal in with an opal roo. This is their offspring....what color is the black/red ones
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    Pullet
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  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:You have mutts, The Opal that is 1/2 Opal will only produce Opal produce Opal part of the time, the Opal male you are using needs to test mated with other Opals to insure he is actually producing Opal 100% I have culled many Opals for thier inability to reproduce themselves. i wish you the best of luck in your efforts, Cul hard, real hard and you might see some improvment in 3-5 generations.
    based on that you have 2 color culls, the Cockrell appears somewhat like a BB red, Somewhat like Brown Red, but is neither and can not be counted on, Pullet is likely 3/4 or better BB Red and is absolutely worthless in teh breed pen, They're yard art at best.
     
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  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Great, thanks. I was just keeping them because they are pretty. He will go in with any bantam I have, unless he becomes a problem.... the white hen in the second pic is super sweet. She follows us and talks to us until we pick her up and pet her...she is from the same mating...
     
  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The opal rooster is pure for opal. Mated to a split opal you would get 50% opal and 50% other (eg the rusty black cockerel).
     
  6. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:Henk,
    It doesn't really work that well or necessarily work out that way, now once the Opal has actually been worked with and other issues bread through they can breed true. It took us several generations of culling at hatch and choosing chick down color to get rid of a lot of the problems, We did hatch, Blue, Self Blue, Black and seudo duckwings early on before Ron and noted any crosses with a duckwing variety. I have also had birds that we have culled because they did not produce proper chcik down and poor colored offspring when they appeared to be the "Opal".
     
  7. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must be missing something. What is the phenotypic difference between an opal and a self blue ( E/E, lav/lav,Ml/Ml, etc. ) ? Be specific on concerning color.

    Do the feathers exhibit opalescence (iridescence) ? Is the base color lavender ( primary color pattern) with a secondary color pattern on the feathers?

    How about a picture of an opal.

    Tim
     
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  8. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Opal Cock
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    Opal Hen
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  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:This thread talks a lot about Opals, shows photos, etc. Apparently they're completely unrelated to Lavender. [​IMG]
     
  10. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is also a thread at the-coop.org, with recent posts
     

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