Post by Kickingbird on Mar 22, 2004 9:35:35 GMT -5
I have a standard, I'll post the description here when I can. I'm not totaly sure what the origin of the color is but I do know that it is a fairly common color in Europe. For some reason I have it in my head that it originated in South America....but this could be totaly wrong.
Post by Kickingbird on Mar 27, 2004 9:08:36 GMT -5
This is a cross post from another forum
I'm not sure what information you want. The gene responsible for the self blue in US OEGB, etc is the Lavender gene (lav). This is an autosomal recessive gene. The Lavender mutation dilutes both eumelanin (black) and pheomelanin (red).
The Self Blue variety in the US is often named "Lavender" in the UK & OZ. It is also referred to as "Pearl Grey" (Parelgrijs) in some European countries & sometimes Reynold's (or Renold) Blue after Dr Renold's studies (in the 1940's) on the genetics of the mutation. Brumbaugh, Chatterjee & Hollander (1972) have the honours of naming the mutation Lavender (lav).
If you want some information on breeding self blues (lavenders), the following online article discusses how a line of Self Blue Rosecombs were developed (from self blue OEGB).