Awesome random coloring!

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by kherokee, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. kherokee

    kherokee Chirping

    Nov 4, 2014
    It looks like broken lacing but with Americana puffy cheeks! Love to her bits - Shes 25% bearded Silkie & 75% Serama! Even her comb is adorable! :)




    Is there a name for this type of patterning? Or does she just look like a fool to all the poultry fanciers that go by the book haha!

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    She's a silver base color, wild-type partridge. The Dark Brown gene could be why she is lacking patterning through the chest. And she has a melanizer gene to produce that black head.
    Not a specific name for her coloring, but that's her basic genetic breakdown.
  3. Sydney Acres

    Sydney Acres Songster

    Jun 24, 2012
    Western WA
    In my experience, that color is called "invisible chicken" when she's settled into a nest in a pasture of dried grass and you're desperately trying to find her before the predators. "Wild type" is camouflaged survival on the farm when they stay out all night.

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