Any thoughts on this Red Golden chick?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by FeatheredObsessions, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
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    I bought a young group of Red Goldens. I have seen 30+ chicks from this breeder and his breeding stock and how they are housed. I saw nothing abnormal in them but one of the males is feathering out white flecks. These pictures don't do him a bit of justice! The white is in his facial feathers and neck but hardly shows in these pictures.

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  2. Charliet

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    this is probably either from servre inbreeding or possibly a splash golden
     
  3. Junglefowl

    Junglefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    Is this typical through back or bred for? I did not see this in any of the breeders cage whom we bought this bloodline from. I don't really want to mix this line with my others if it is.
     
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  5. Junglefowl

    Junglefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It maybe a through back that was bred into the breeder male or female linage a while back and has come back. It happens quite a bit. If you breed this young male to a clean golden hen your chances of getting offspring with white in them are VERY low.
    Hope this helps
     
  6. Charliet

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    i never knew they had pied goldens. i thought that that splash was sortof the golden pied boy do i feel dumb:D i thought it was from servere inbreeding as that is usally how it shows itself in the birds has white feathers you just showed me somthing new Saul thanks
     
  7. Junglefowl

    Junglefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Welcome. A splash has differents colors on a birds where as pied is only white... Although white does show on a feather of a bird in stress or that has gone through alot of stress. It shows up more like a bar or barring not a solid white.
     
  8. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    It is individual feathers in the areas the other colored featheres are coming in so it must be. Thank you! I really want the different blood line but not sure I want this bird in the breeding program now?
     
  9. chickenzoo

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    Well just box him up and send him to me..... [​IMG]
     
  10. Junglefowl

    Junglefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you plan on doing with him...What would you want for him???
    Thanks,
    Saul-
     

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