Hi! I was told 'crele' is black-breasted red with the barring gene. My barred boy isn't black-breasted red, and can't be crele. He's 'whatever color with the barring gene'
I'm at a loss trying to figure out colors, but is your boy (Mary) BBR?
Sure Kooshie, come on in. Pretty boy!
Edited by Dipsy Doodle Doo - 9/17/09 at 6:17pm
In the adult males you will not know if they are eb ( brown ), wild type or wheaten because they all look alike. You will have to mark the males as chicks to know that they are wheaten.
Maybe they aren't wheaten.
The gold-ish chicks (like the one toward the right in the chick pic) grow up to look like this:
I took that pic at dawn this morning and the flash made her head look dark and her body light --- she is more an even shade of gold / tan color all over.
There are a couple of cockerels (hatched gold) that are that same gold / tan color with some black in tail like the hens, so those are not eb (brown), wild type or wheaten, then just gold?
I'm sorry to be dense about what color they are.
Since I'd hatched those before, though, I knew what to expect when they feathered.
The chicks that hatched with white down are a surprise --- not yellow or gold, but white.
edited to ad: (I wasn't trying to pose her, just trying to hold her to get the shot. Typical me stuff... Trying to get a few pics this morning before daylight, I ended up turning loose a pen of 13 Serama and the fun and games was on. They fly well).