marbled chickdown Wyandotte chick

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Marbled Chickdown

According to Clive Carefoot marbled chickdown is characteristic of the genes that contribute to spangling.

marbled chickdown chick
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Marbled chickdown chick

ER  with pattern gene, Db and the melanotic gene, which gives the type of patterned tails seen in silver spangled Hamburgs. The alternative is a black tailed spangled bird as in the gold Hamburgs.

This year I have hatched several of these chicks with marbled chickdown.

Some of the chicks are now maturing with proper spangles and spangled tails.

Spangled Wyandotte grower
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Spangled Wyandotte grower
Spangled Wyandotte grower
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Spangled Wyandotte grower
Spangled Wyandotte grower
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Spangled Wyandotte grower
Spangled Wyandotte grower
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Spangled Wyandotte grower