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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:50 am 
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Ordered from McMurray, she's about 10 months old. Yellow down as a chick, so I was thinking wheaten-based, but she's stippled EVERYWHERE except her back and saddle in a Colombian-like restriction pattern. Brown-based? Any advice/input welcome.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:58 am 
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She?

The chic pic looks somewhat blue tailed wheaten


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:30 am 
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Yes, she is a pullet. She doesn't seem to have and melanin diluters like blue or chocolate, shown by her black secondary pattern and black tail.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:55 am 
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I'd say she is wheaten based. It's certainly possible to have patterns on that background. For example, specked Sussex can be on a wheaten or a brown base and look much the same as adults, the only way they can be definitively told apart is on chick down. Wheaten is yellow and brown is darker and striped.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:50 pm 
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andrewschooks wrote:
I'd say she is wheaten based. It's certainly possible to have patterns on that background. For example, specked Sussex can be on a wheaten or a brown base and look much the same as adults, the only way they can be definitively told apart is on chick down. Wheaten is yellow and brown is darker and striped.


I find the same in my research, but would seeing as dark brown (Db) can change the chick down to a much lighter color, even on eb and wheaten bases, could the bird be eb/eb - Db/- ? What would that look like? Due to some crosses I've made, I'm fairly confident this particular bird carries at least one colombian-like restricting allele.

How would the stippling pattern appear as evident as it is on an eWh/eWh background?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:55 pm 
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Welcome to the forum zackcrack00.
We need some new genetically cluey members. Some of the older ones are no longer active


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:15 pm 
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Glad to be on the forum! Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Yes she'll have Db or Co I figure. Otherwise the adult image would be darker I guess.


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