The Chocolate Silver Orpington bantam was created here at KeithsOrps and has been a passion of mine now for many years.
This breeding group creates a varied assortment of some truly stunning birds.
The Chocolate Gene
Chocolate is a sex linked recessive gene.
So a cockerel needs two copies of the gene to be chocolate but the hen only needs one.
Chocolate x Chocolate = 100% Chocolate
Black split Chocolate cockeral x Black hen = 25% Black split cockerals/ 25% Black cockerals/ 25% Black hens/ 25% Chocolate hens
Chocolate cockeral x Black hen = 50% Black split cockerals / 50% Chocolate hens
Black cockeral x Chocolate hen = 50% Black split cockerals/ 50% Black hens
Black split Chocolate cockeral x Chocolate hen =25% Black split Chocolate cockerals/ 25% Chocolate cockerals/ 25% Black hens/ 25% Chocolate hens
PLEASE NOTE THE CHOCOLATE SILVER IS NOT AVAILABLE DURING 2015
For more information on availability or to arrange a visit to view all the different
birds at KeithsOrps please
call 07778334817 ( 8am to 5pm ) or email at email@example.com