Awesome random coloring!

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

  1. kherokee

    kherokee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! :)

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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