Would you consider him a "Chocolate Serama"???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Keri78, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Guys![​IMG] This is one of my three little additions that hatched out this summer! My one little frizzle girl looks like a "Calico Serama"!!![​IMG] I know I know...that's NOT a technical "Color name"...I'm just saying was she looks like to me! Anywho...my little Roo is very much predominately chocolate in his feathering although he does have some rust feathers too. I emailed Juliette from Pixiechickens.com where I bought my flock and am waiting for her to get back to me on "chocolate". I guess my question is ..."Is he a "chocolate serama" or would he have to be solid chocolate in coloring to qualify for that Title? Also...does anyone have any suggestions on choosing a mate for him in hopes of producing more chocolate babies? I've been reading everything that I can find on Chocolate Seramas but there is really not too much out there. From what I can gather I need to find a really nice quality black female and this would give me better chances of having chocolate babies in the future. Please tell me your thoughts...I'm new to this "Chocolate color"...but I'm LOVIN it!!![​IMG] PS. I have four eggies in storage and will have 6 ready to be shipped out by wed. this week! Any takers? PM me. Thanks, Keri
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  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Looks like he has some chocolate coloring on him, but he is not all chocolate, there are other colors there too. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Looks like some Blue-breasted Red in him. [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Definitely not.

    He may be the "dun" type of chocolate, but not a true chocolate. If anything else, he looks blue.
     
  5. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a bunch of cuties!! Love 'em! [​IMG]
     
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have to agree, that definately doesnt look like true chocolate. It looks like a dun based duckwing with a touch of mottleing thrown in, note how off grey looking the brown sections are. I dont feel he has any blue in him though.
    Baiscally, a mottled , fawn bb red would be the easiest discription of that color. He sure is pretty though.
     
  7. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw they are all lovely!!
    Shame you couldn't post to Scotland, lol!!
     
  8. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thaks so much guys for the input![​IMG] It may just be the pic that makes it appear blue-ish or lighter brown. But I have blue silkies and he is not blue at least compared to their coloring and I do have a chocolate polish and his chest feathering is almost exact to that if not darker. His tail feathering definitely has richer chocolate coloring. Like I said, I'm new to this color and I bought my flock from Pixiechickens.com and she has chocolate seramas in her flock so it wasn't out of the question...I guess I was more curious how to produce more chocolate babies. Even if his coloring is not 100% chocolate(maybe Dunn) and obviously not a solid color could I then work with the little bit of chocolate feathering that he has and mate him with a black hen and hopefully one-day produce a chocolate baby? Or am I just dreaming now![​IMG]
     
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  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    What a cutie poo!!
     
  10. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there are more chocolate genes floating around out there in Seramas than we realize. But there are SO many other genes that pop up and change the appearance.

    He doesn't look Chocolate to me, but there is brown there... So he could be dun based, or he could have chocolate that is being masked by some other factor. I know Juliette does have chocolate birds in her flock.

    If he is chocolate based, mating him with solid back pullets would be the best way to tell. All female offspring would retain the chocolate coloration, and all male offspring would be black based (but would be carriers of the chocolate gene). If you get brown birds in both sexes, then you know you're dealing with dun, and not sex linked chocolate.

    I'm trying to sort this out in my Seramas right now too! It's a fun mystery to unravel.

    You would probably have better luck truly figuring out what he is carrying to cross him with a solid black of another breed. Say OEGB. True breeding colors are a new concept in Seramas, and even in black birds, there are recessive genes that can pop up and complicate matters. But that's a lot of the fun for me. Each bird is a different genetic puzzle.
     

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