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#109012 - 03/23/13 10:03 PM What would you call this color? *big pictures*
Alisa Offline
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I received two "culls" from a breeder friend who is working on a project breed. These two girls were the only one who looked like this. What color/pattern do you think this is and what would be a good rooster to support making more of this color/pattern? the last one is an actionshot against a bantam buttercup.




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#109031 - 03/25/13 02:56 AM Re: What would you call this color? *big pictures* [Re: Alisa]
Wieslaw Offline
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It may not be possible to fix the colour to breed true (at least not precisely as on the pictures). But there is one colour called blue red built on e+, which is relatively close. Try to google pictures of blue red Leghorns from UK. Who knows, maybe if you added some strong red enhancers, it could be pretty close.


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#109045 - 03/25/13 02:32 PM Re: What would you call this color? *big pictures* [Re: Wieslaw]
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Wow!

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#109048 - 03/25/13 09:37 PM Re: What would you call this color? *big pictures* [Re: Henk69]
Alisa Offline
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That's what I said when I saw them! They were in the cull pen running around with all the other ones awaiting processing.
There were similar deep cool red pullets but without the pronounced red lacing.
Could you speculate what the rooster/brother might look like so I might be able to save one? Processor comes on Wednesday.


Edited by Alisa (03/25/13 09:37 PM)

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#109059 - 03/26/13 08:50 PM Re: What would you call this color? *big pictures* [Re: Alisa]
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They might have similar genetics to Brassy Backs (Furnace) & Quails, but red enhanced and two doses of blue (Bl/Bl). So maybe a male with heavily melanised neck hackles (pale blue - Bl/Bl) & deep red wingbow/shoulders, etc.

Actually, wasn't there similar segregating in a Blue-laced Red Brahma project here?

Here is the thread (check next pages too):
The Coop: Brahma project

This roo would probably make a good match with your pullets.

And yes, agree - very beautiful birds smile

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#109071 - 03/27/13 03:23 PM Re: What would you call this color? *big pictures* [Re: KazJaps]
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I would say red enhanced gold version of Silver Sussex, with two copies of Bl added.
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#109073 - 03/27/13 03:39 PM Re: What would you call this color? *big pictures* [Re: Bushman]
Piet Offline
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What was the project your friensd is working on?

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#109086 - 03/28/13 12:46 PM Re: What would you call this color? *big pictures* [Re: Piet]
Alisa Offline
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His project is his own version of a blue colored blue layer. I'll post another picture later once they mature. I think there is some red shouldered Yokohama in these two judging by the shape, he has a gorgeous one in one of his pens.

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#109104 - 03/29/13 01:54 AM Re: What would you call this color? *big pictures* [Re: Alisa]
Piet Offline
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Does he have any with black in back/tail?

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#109109 - 03/29/13 09:24 AM Re: What would you call this color? *big pictures* [Re: Piet]
Alisa Offline
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Do you mean the Yokohama he had? No black on him.

These two pullets have very random streaks of black on a few body feathers, and there is some streaky black on the tail feathers. If you look at this picture, there's a random feather with a similar "streak" towards the tail.


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