Are these Pure or crossed?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by OzawkieBantams, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Ok here are the pics

    RN hen

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    Black Mel hen

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    RN roo

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    Black Mel roo and hen . Now is this Black Mel Roo a cross or is he a full Black Mel?

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  2. MNShepherdess

    MNShepherdess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now, I'm assuming you mean cross colors, correct? Because aren't melanistics just melanistic phased ringnecks? Same with snow's and all the other colors out there? I could be wrong, but that was my understanding, that they're all the same breed, just different colors. Ages might help, but to me, that doesn't look dark enough to be a melanistic. I believe they're supposed to have a full black back as well, but I'm no expert. Hope someone else who's better with pheasant genetics can help [​IMG]
     
  3. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    yes my question is is the RN 's pure or are they split same as the mels. the person I got them from had them all in the same pen. they are last years hatch
     
  4. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The melanistic ones u r showing are crosses.
     
  5. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:DAMN !

    Even the hens ?
     
  6. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My melanistic hens are much darker.than that, almost a chocolate color
     
  7. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Pretty birds Randy.
     

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