From what I've understood, on chocolates a black split rooster is neccessary to keep rich melanizers fed into the chocolate flock. Since the chocolate gene is diluting black, the richer the black the richer the chocolate. So again its all about melanizers.
Been sorting through the chocolate bantams orpingtons, we are going to start showing them this fall. I hope other people are going to start showing their chocolates. Hopefully we will get them in the standards soon.
Bill, Once the chocolates are APA approved you will probably be able to slip that dun in just for the fun of it.
Harry I seem to be getting a couple of Duns each season. This is the 3rd year in a row I have made some. Doubt they will get accepted in my lifetime, but you never now. And one can still show em, even if their not accepted. As you know, I shown Frank, the Brown/Red, at Crossroads.
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2013 10:15:31 GMT -5 by lildinkem
Hi guys, I was wondering about chocolate feathering/color. I've hatched my first bunch this year (thanks Don for getting me started with that trio!) and some of my older ones are now showing a green sheen in their feathers. I've attached some pictures of one of my older chocolates. Just wondered if this is what I should look for or if this is a cull bird.