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What color/pattern is this OE pullet?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by jeremy, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Wondering if anyone knows what this Olive Egger pullet will look like when mature? I've never grown out a bird with her pattern/color.

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  2. Wappoke

    Wappoke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics of the parents or breed/variety of parents would help

    she appears to be heterozygous for columbian gene and is silver- Dad was silver, the red is autosomal and from one of the parents. Her adult plumage will most likely differ from the juvenile plumage
     
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  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Based on the e+ ( wildtype) allele. See the dark stripe running up the nape of the neck. I think this chick was probably chipmunk striped in the baby down.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  4. Mini Meat

    Mini Meat Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am no expert but I believe I'd call that a Silver Quail (?) if I wanted to give it a name.
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    @Wappoke @3riverschick @Mini Meat this is how she's turned out.

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  6. Wappoke

    Wappoke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the look but may be hard to reproduce because she is a hybrid. I think she may carry one dark brown gene and not columbian because her head is a nice clean white.
     
  7. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    This Olive Egger pullet seem to be the cross of Wheaten Maran and eb based Easter Egger or eb based Ameraucana, the hens display the partial dominat nature of wheaten over eb, I don’t see e+ on her, e+/eWh hens look mostly wild type, the pullet’s comb seem to be a single comb instead of pea comb, there is a big chance that she will lay brown eggs instead of olive eggs.
     

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