pekin genetics

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pekin genetics

Post by petchickens » 31 Jan 2011, 01:13

pekin genetics

gold birchen cockerel over buff ,lavender,blue hens what colours roughly would i get or would it be muti colours ?

Magpie

Re: pekin genetics

Post by Magpie » 31 Jan 2011, 23:50

Gold birchen x buff = poorly marked gold birchen

G b x lavender = black with gold necks

g b x blue = 50/50 blues and blacks all with gold leakage on the necks I expect.

petchickens

Re: pekin genetics

Post by petchickens » 01 Feb 2011, 09:03

cheers buddy

why so much gold leakage tho ?

and what about GB over a wheaton coloured hen

Magpie

Re: pekin genetics

Post by Magpie » 01 Feb 2011, 23:12

The gold shows through because the Birchen tends to dominate, and birchen makes the gold show around the head and neck.

I think the Gb x wheaton will also give poorly marked g b. Bear in mind that none of these offspring will breed true even though many of them would look like gold birchen.

petchickens

Re: pekin genetics

Post by petchickens » 01 Feb 2011, 23:40

thanks mate

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