Black, Birchen or Something else?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by CascadiaRiver, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    I made a mistake and had a friend convince me to take home a black OEGB chick with my booted bantam from the show and now I am trying to think of what this thing is colourwise. Its SOLID black besides white toes and a bit of white on its buttfluff. He breeds black, birchen, and its been a while since I've been at his house so I dont know about any new projects, what are early feathering signs of birchen vs black?
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  2. Wappoke

    Wappoke Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2015
    you will have to wait until their adult plumage starts to appear. Look for nonblack feathers in the hackles of the male or female. Birchen will show some white in the hackles.

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