Who Is/Are My Father(s)?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Redcatcher, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    Waiting for the import license for genotyping. Who do you think my father(s) is/are? Remember, that I can have more than one father.

    Me (gynadromorph):
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    Mother. MF D'Uccle minus the mottling:

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    Father #1 Partridge (carriies the lacing gene)

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    Father #2 Blue Partridge (full brother to #1)

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    Father #3 Self Black Tuzo

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    LOVE the black one, first off. . . [​IMG]

    But, I think it has part of the black father, part of the partridge. Of course, it could also have the blue partridge in it too, as blue only carries 50% chance to a black parent. Half of the bird has what a black x millie fluer would create - A black bird with mossy pencilling leaking in. Half of it also has what the other cross would make - A partial columbian bird with a lot of black pencilling, as both parents carry the partridge gene.
     
  3. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    Quote:Thank you for taking the time to explain the genetics. I am in awe [​IMG]. It makes total sense now. Would you care to guess which side is the male and which side is the female? It is too soon to tell for certain. I assumed the black side was male but from what your said, it could be either.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Honestly I wasn't aware this bird was half male, half female. [​IMG] I thought it just had half and half coloring. . . I'd say black though. Partridge, BBR, and other related pencilling/mossy colored birds don't look like this as males. Males would have solid shoulders, neck, and back.
     
  5. TheFeatheredTempest

    TheFeatheredTempest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that actually a gynadromorph? I'm still new at sexing chickens. Both sides look female to me. [​IMG] It can still be a chimera, which is what it looks like to me.
     
  6. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
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    It is only three months old and these photos a very recent. Yes, all "half siders" or somatic chimeras, are gynandromorphs. I am hoping that both sides will turn out to be very different when it matures. Or at least as striking as it is now.
     
  7. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    Daddy #1= left. Daddy #2 = right. Daddy #3=head.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Really curious as to why you think that.
     

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