birchen pekin - gold or silver base? (genetics)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicka_dee, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. chicka_dee

    chicka_dee In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    today i was giving my black pekin cockerel his back rub when i discovered... he's not black! he's birchen!!! :eek:

    [​IMG] so now my beautiful 6 week old boy is going to be birchen i was wondering does that mean he is gold based?(mother was black and father was birchen)

    the reason why i ask is he has one little white spot and one little white stripe on his wing feathers so i assumed he was silver based but the new feathers coming in around his neck are a buff/gold colour, which i assume means he is gold based... [​IMG]

    so which is it? anyone know?

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Sorry, sounds pretty though. Post a picture! [​IMG]

    I'm not much help, but I'll give this a bump. Maybe someone will see it.
  3. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    are you asking what they look like? I'll post a pic of my birchen cochin banty cockerel. I had to get rid of him, but he was a pretty guy.

    Last edited: Oct 20, 2007

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