Originally Posted by nicalandia
Originally Posted by Debbi
E^R birds should have the hackle and saddle coloring the same, with a wing bow in a deep red color, as in Black Copper Marans.
Not Always. Red enhancers or Diluters can effect how much red or lack of you will find in E^R Birds.
Originally Posted by math ace
Originally Posted by Noymira
Hi everyone! I was hoping that I could get a little input on my roo, Dr. Ruckus. I had posted picture a month or two back, but he's matured a bit since then.
Here's a picture from a month or so ago...
Thanks! This is my first year with chickens so I'm still a newbie...
Something is up with this fellow's coloring....
He is super dark and yet his hackles seem to be approaching staw in color... PLUS there is borderline too much coppering on the chest.
The comb has something going on with it too (viewed from the opposite side than showed).
The tail angle looks good.
Wing set looks tight and correct.
Eye color looks good, in the process of changing to the correct color
Back is nice and long ( no such thing as too long as long as there is a matching width IMHO).
True, not always, but in general. Then there is mahogany to deal with, as well as a total melanization (is that a word?), where an otherwise E^R bird will express as pure black, yet still carry the gold/red gene. Some believe that the hackle coloring in the bird above, shows a tendency for Wheaten in the mix. I'm still very much trying to learn all of this! Old dog, new trick!