Anyone else working on gypsy face?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThiefPouter06, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been working on gypsy face and was wondering if anyone else out there is doing some experimenting with it? I am trying to get a single combed black gypsy faced game "type". My beginning broodstock is a blend of sumatra and american game. I appear to have one pullet biddy with a straight comb that is black and gypsy faced. 3 out of 8 have gypsy face. i am wondering if its not incomplete dominant.
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've been working against gypsy face in my Ameraucanas [​IMG] brown reds can be bad about it [​IMG]
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    O MY! [​IMG]


    Maybe you could send the rejects to him!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm I didnt no brown-reds could be bred without gypsy face? Dont they also have black eyes?
     
  6. Very pretty! I like that *look*.
    Are the ones with speckled chests from the same cross? They are cute too!
    Good luck!
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  7. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    What's gypsy face?
     
  8. Quote:From the glossary in ASOP:
    "GYPSY COLOR:
    Very dark purple approaching black. Found in comb, face, and wattles of Silkies, Sumatras, Birchen and Brown Red Modern Games, and to a lesser degree in Sebrights."

    I'm guessing 'gypsy face' is same as 'gypsy color'.
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  9. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:From the glossary in ASOP:
    "GYPSY COLOR:
    Very dark purple approaching black. Found in comb, face, and wattles of Silkies, Sumatras, Birchen and Brown Red Modern Games, and to a lesser degree in Sebrights."

    I'm guessing 'gypsy face' is same as 'gypsy color'.
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    "Gypsy face" is used in the game world same as "gypsy color". Honestly, I am not sure if it didnt derive as a slur. I personally prefer to use dark face since I know a few people who have Rom family members and might take it as a slur. Obviously the chicken (game) world uses other slur names as descriptive terms. Anyway the pics were from a few weeks ago and all the white oon the chests has molted out. There are a few with white flights but I am sure those will molt out as well. I have been toying with the idea of adding the Fm gene once I get type stable. I want to create a black/blue/ black-red "SE asian island like village chicken".
     

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