Can Anyone Explain the difference in a "Wild" and a "Partridge" color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MNKris, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. MNKris

    MNKris Songster

    Nov 1, 2007
    Especially in males? I have these OEG BB Bantams (wild pattern or partridge?). I've had them for years and I love their look so I decided that maybe I should get some standard birds with this feather pattern. I go to this website and look at the colors I can't tell the difference on some of them. And all the variations...I thought Partridge Rocks might be a good one, but then I realized they don't have a salmon colored breast. So, I am thinking salmon colored breast=wild pattern, then I look at the color chart, and wrong. Partridge has salmon color breast. As you can see, I am thoroughly confused.

  2. countryentertainment

    countryentertainment In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2007
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    The game birds Blackbreasted red are very pretty- I have modern bantams, and the famales have the salmon breasts- but,dont quote me on this,but I think the color patterns and names of the game birds are not all the same color/names of the other breeds. The lt brown leghorn female has color like the salmon breast. Feathersite has some good labeled pictures. good luck

    I dont kno how to add the thread?! its go to poultry page and click on chickens and you can look up any breed they will have colors and pics and all labelled
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2008
  4. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    roosters look a lot alike but hens:

    partridge have brown feathers w/black lacing.

    Wild look is a darker color w/black striping some times.
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    Ok, here in the U.S. partridge refers to a red bird with black pencilling. In the U.K. and most of Europe, partridge is what we call Black Breasted Red or Light Brown. BBR/light brown is known as wild type color. Partridge is a variant of BBR.
    The cocks look the same but the partridge hens have a dark brown/red feather with a fine black pencilling. The BBR/Wild type/light brown hens are brown with a salmon breast.
    I also suggest becoming a member on, they can help with all of your genetic questions.

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