BB red?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ozchicken, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Ozchicken

    Ozchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may be the stupidest question every asked, so I hope someone patient is a member here. Here goes ...

    What does BBred mean in terms of colour? I have seen it written in a number of different ways and I don't know if there is a difference. For example, I've seen BB Red, BBred, BBRed, B B red, Bbred and so on. Are there differences here, or does it all mean the same thing?

    Does it mean Brown/Red? Is that referring to the wild type colour pattern?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:The stupidest Question is the Question that is never asked... [​IMG]

    BB Red = Black Breasted Red.. There also sometimes called BB's...

    Chris
     
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  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    No, it's all the same, it means Black Breasted Red, like a BB Red Game bantam.

    Edit: Chris posted as I was typing. And he is completly right about the stupid question part too.
     
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  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It is also sometimes called BBR [​IMG] And no, it is not brown red.

    Brown red is a crowwing pattern. BBR is a duckwing pattern. The difference in these is that in duckwing patterns males have a wing triangle that is a different colour than the main portion of the wing; crowwings do not. Go to http://www.bantychicken.com/cgi-bin/OEGBCA/mods/usergallery/index.cgi and look at the photos of black breasted reds then look at those of brown reds.

    BBR is e+ allele (wildtype); brown red is E^R allele (birchen)
     
  5. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is also called Black Red
     
  6. Ozchicken

    Ozchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks very much everyone. I can see that difference in the gallery pics very clearly.
     

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