What will I get Ligh Brown Leghorn over a Dark Brown Leghorn

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Doug the Chicken Man, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 Dark brown Leghorn hens and my daughter was given a Light brown Leghorn Rooster.

    So the question is what will we get?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Light Brown leghorns are your usual WildType(e+) just how you find on Black Breasted Red OEGs.
    Dark Brown Leghorns are WildType but with red enhancers(Mahogany, autosomal red and maybe a few undocumented ones). most of those Red Enhancers are dominant over their light brown counter parts(Mahogany MH for the DarkBrown and none mahogany for the Light Brown mh+)

    so.. if you mix them together the F1s most likely be almost as dark as the Dark parent, but not as dark.
     
  3. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you.
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:can I ask you a favor? can you please post some pics of them? I am doing a research on the effect of different pheomelanin enhancers on wildtype hen's salmon breast, google don't give me the pics I need

    thanks
    Marvin
     

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