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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:58 pm 
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3 totally different chicks - from same hen and roo

What is the story?? :?: :?:

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Witchjnr,

You will see the same thing in wyandottes. Some chicks carry the wild type markings is all. You will find as they grow older they will all look the same.

Ruff or blackdotte could probably explain why.

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Offspring depends on what genes are passed down from parents. half from mother, half from father...and not all genes are passed down. A bit like picking out at random (lucky dip prize) :lol:

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yes, i agree with Jocler, colouring now is very unreliable...
i get chicks all sorts of colours end up the same at 3- 4 months old....


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I have the same with my std Partridge Wyandottes... some are light wild marked, some are dark wild type, some are chocolate with no striping and a lighter belly. All are the same colour (partridge) and it doesn't tell you gender... alas! :lol:

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What breed were the parents?


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and what colour are the parents.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:08 pm 
ok i'll go first.

the hen is eb and possible split wheaten the rooster is wheaten (but still could be eb too but split wheaten) and the yellow chick is wheaten and the browns are eb.

i do not know if your birds are pure anything but in simple language the hen is brown (eb) and the rooster could be wheaten or he could be the same as the hen. and the lighter chicken is either the same as the father or both parents have this gene that is different to the mother

the mother would have looked like the brown chickens (eb).

therefore the yellow chicken has got his fathers chicken down and the brown ones have their mothers chicken down. this does not mean the brown chickens will not grow up looking like dad.

all has to do with genetics. and it will be fun to see what colours they will be when they grow up.


this is my educated guess. there could be others who have different opinions or can expand on it.
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The cock is a Black Tailed Red, a Wheaten with Columbian restrictors Db & possibly Co.
The hen appears to have a salmon breast ( not a good shot) if this is the case she is an e+ Duckwing,possibly a Welsummer.
Wheaten is dominant to Duckwing, chick down is consistent with this.
If however she has a brown breast,the same colour as her body, she is Brown eb. Hatch down is also consistent with these alleles.


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Hen is Welsummer - this was taken at about 8 months - I will try to get a new shot of both tomorrow

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This isn't an answer to your question, but I have a theory that you may be able to help with. Let me know if the buff chicken turns out to be a pullet. My theory is buff with a small, dark head spot are pullets.
I am sure many will disagree, just let me know about this one. You may even blow my theory to bits!!!


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Coopslave: You are right (well to my best guess) The chick with the dot on the head is a girl!!

The other 2 chicks have combs and wattles coming through and the dot-headed chick does not - so it is my guess I have 2 roosters and 1 chick!

Good theory - you should put up a post to see if others have noticed this too!

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