Originally Posted by mellcrowl
I don't know based on this pick if those roos will be cream or gold. They haven't developed their hackles or saddle feathers yet. So I think silver at this point is a very appropriate term. And because the birds I prefer, those with little to no copper showing through, are offer refered to as silver, that was my word of choice.
I appreciate your comments especially as they relate to the feathering stage and unknown developments.
Since the use of the term "silver" can be misconstrued as a genetic characteristic, I wonder if there is a way we can refer to the lighter colors that would help to reinforce the concept of "cream" and not muddy-up the conversation? Especially as "cream" is a critical element of the breed identity.