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by George Neri
Birchen Gamefowl Color Genetics
Here at Golden Spangle Gamefowl we have successfuly manage to restore the yellow birchen to its true original historical standard with our Neri Birchen line. For centuries the genetic make-up of the yellow birchen has been a mystery for many gamefowl enthusiast.
Before i go into depth about the genetic make-up of the yellow birchen i must first talk about the Betula Alleghaniensis commonly known as the yellow birch tree which this gamefowl is named after. Birch is a board leaved hardwood tree. The bark of the yellow birch tree is a smooth and yellow-bronze in color, therefore a yellow birchen should also be yellow-bronze in color (see pic of our bronze stag and yellow pullet above), white legged, straight comb fowl.
Now that the orgin of the color has been established we could get into depth about the genentic make-up of the yellow birchen gamefowl. When discussing color genetics the yellow birchen are not BIRCHEN (ER)
in coloration but a yellow-bronze.
One of the main things that have puzzled gamefowl enthusiast about the yellow birchen is its yellow-bronze coloration not only on its bodyfeathers but in its bronze tail. I have unlocked this mystrey and will explain how the yellow birchen is able to aquire this yellow-bronze coloration.
In order to aquire this yellow-bronze coloration the yellow birchen need 3 thing.....
~1st it needs red pigment
~2nd it needs a red gene delute
~3rd it needs a to have ristrictors to remove black.
Yellow birchen have a complex genetic make-up that consists of the following....
~Recessive Wheation (ey)
~Sex linked gold (St)
~Champagne Blond (Cb)
~a Dilute (Di) which is I Dominat White (I)
....all these genes work together and in the right ratio will produce the yellow-bronze coloration. I will break it down further and into detail; the (Co) gene dilutes (Mh) producing oragne/red, (Cb) delutes orange/red to a yellow-bronze. I have explained how the yellow-bronze coloration is aquired but what everyone wants to know is how does the yellow birchen get this coloration into its tail feathers. The bronze tail coloration is possible by the removal of black. To remove the black it needs (Co), (Db), and (Mh) which are black restrictors but does not restricts fully. In order to restrict the black fully the (I) gene comes into play which will fully restrict black and allow for the bronze coloration to enter the tail! Mystery solved... ;)
There are Birchen breeder that have mainten birchens "Pure" but have Failed to mainten their coloration. Their coloration is the only reason they are called Yellow Birchens. Here at GoldenSpangleGamefowl.com we have manage to restore the yellow birchens to thier true beauty once again.
Our Sale Policy
We Receive numerous requests for our Golden Spangles, and while we try to be accomodating, when we have something available please understand we are not hatcheries. We breed our Golden Spangles with our own exhibition goal in mind. Stock is not always available. Only when we have more than we need do we offer birds for sale.
We can not keep a "waiting list" because we do not breed to sell and it is just not possible to work this way. Any available birds will be posted here on this page: Gamefowl for sale. We also keep a contact list for special
E-mailing and notices of sales.
No Shimpents made in violation of 1976 Animal Welfare Act
All fowl raissed and sold by Golden Spangle Gamefowl are for show and brood fowl only! It is you responsibility to abide by all local, state, and federal laws once you recieve and birds from us.