Originally Posted by Kassaundra
Took some quick pics, been working on a new design for the clothes, I really like this design so far, but need to see how it wears
I have a few pics of this multicolor girl, wondering what you guys think this color / pattern is going to be, different from any others I've hatched.
Here is that girl again, better shot of the color mix, hard to see in the pic but that is "brown" black and white
Awesome job on the clothes and pictures- especially like the last picture of Rudy struttin' dancin' in his pinks.
I have/had several girls with variants of the similar coloring.
Basically it is wheaten or "quail" with silver gene. The silver gene stops red/gold/brown pigments from going into the feather, making things like silver columbians, light brahmas etc- basically a black/white chicken.
However there are other separate genes that try to put in even more red/brown pigments so it's kind of a battle between silver trying to stop and those genes defeating that attempt to varying degrees.
She will keep that basic pattern for life, they often get darker as they get older though.
Edited by Kev - 10/7/15 at 3:07pm