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#90205 - 07/05/10 03:14 AM Re: Brahma project [Re: Mountain Man]
Wieslaw Offline
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#92615 - 11/12/10 01:28 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Wieslaw]
Big Medicine Offline
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Loc: Ohio USA
Hey everybody, had a new wrinkle turn up in a cockerel out of my blue laced red pen that I was kind of liking the looks of. When he started shooting saddle feathers I was not happy with how light colored they were coming in. Then I noticed this. What do you make of this?






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#92638 - 11/13/10 07:18 AM Re: Brahma project [Re: Big Medicine]
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You mean the small mottle-like spots on the saddle? I have something similar on one of my cocks(bottom of the page)

http://www.the-coop.org/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=91924&page=4

In my case it must be some melanizer.(My cock is mottled)

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#92650 - 11/13/10 09:36 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Wieslaw]
Big Medicine Offline
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Yes, I should have specified this.

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#92655 - 11/14/10 04:35 AM Re: Brahma project [Re: Big Medicine]
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i would call it a positive if you are chasing as much lacing as possible.

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#92657 - 11/14/10 06:07 AM Re: Brahma project [Re: RuffEnuff]
Big Medicine Offline
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Loc: Ohio USA
What do you think is at play here ? I have never seen it in any of my birds before this.

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#92669 - 11/14/10 02:40 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: Big Medicine]
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i think it is a form of spangling. i see it in my males where i am trying to develop lacing. i look at it as promising but not there yet as in some of the genes required for lacing are heterozygous and i still have to work on homozygous. now don't ask me what genes as they are different in ckl and plt breeding lines.

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#92673 - 11/14/10 03:27 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: RuffEnuff]
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I have seen this in wheaten males, and they did not have spangling. It may very well have to do with a change in feed or some other external factor when the feathers were forming.
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#92682 - 11/15/10 03:45 AM Re: Brahma project [Re: Bushman]
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i think bushman you saw something different...more a fault in the feather, this is a definite collection of melanization at the feather tip.

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#92744 - 11/17/10 02:30 PM Re: Brahma project [Re: RuffEnuff]
Big Medicine Offline
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Loc: Ohio USA
So other than the lighter orange of the saddles, anyone see any draw backs to keeping this cockerel as a potential breeder. He at this point has the best width of the youngsters. Ruff did it pass on to the next generation in your pens?

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