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#1 2012-01-03 18:15:05

From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448

Genetic Colour Calculator

I just came across this colour calculator and I don't know if it is of any use for the EO but some may find it interesting.

Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets



2012-01-03 18:15:05


#2 2012-01-03 19:01:00

skeffling lavender farm
From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 2720

Re: Genetic Colour Calculator

Yes that is awesome tool!  Thanks for posting it! :thumbs:



#3 2012-01-04 01:51:55

poplar girl
From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Genetic Colour Calculator

This is a fun but frustrating calculator, I was playing with it last weekend. I think this is the English version:

The simplest way to make a marraduna EO looking bird is:
E - change to E^wh/E^wh (wheaten) (note these are yellow chicks which is one way to know this is correct.)
Co - change to Co/Co (columbian)
B - change to B/B (barred male) or B/- (barred female)
= gold columbian barred

A "blondie" EO can be created by the above plus:
Di - change to Di/Di or Di/di+
Ig - change to ig/ig
Cb - change to Cb/Cb or Cb/cb
(same result if you add one or two or three of these effects)
= lemon/cream columbian barred

If to the above you add:
Mh - Mh/Mh (mahogany) or Mh/mh+
= buff columbian barred

Go play, it's fun!

I'm sure the calculator over simplifies things and yet STILL it's complicated! Some of the literature may help clarify which genes are involved. I did read that marraduna EO are thought to have the Mh (mahogany) allele.

Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.




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