Breeds that have the red pyle coloring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pbjmaker, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    What breeds have the red pyle coloring besides game? I was looking through my new "Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds" and saw the red pyle color and thought HMMM my dirty white bird has that color:

    [​IMG]

    So now I'm thinking could he be a polish crossed with modern game?
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,984
    124
    204
    Jul 19, 2008
    Missouri
    What you are seeing is typical of male birds that only carry dominant white and the gold gene.. One of his parents had a crest for sure and one was dominant white which could have been a red pyle. White laced buff polish carry dominant white- that could have been one parent also.

    As he gets older he will add more red.

    My two cents

    Tim
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I have noticed that the older he gets - the darker and more red he gets. He is about 12 weeks old in that picture. He also has 2 or 3 black feathers. Very flighty personality - near impossible to catch unless he is sleeping.
     
  4. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

    559
    3
    131
    Jul 20, 2008
    Shamong
    Just to answer the first question, white laced red cornish also have that coloring.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by