Cinnamon Ornamentals

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by frenchblackcopper, May 17, 2011.

  1. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I had some adult Cinnamon pheasants last year,,but lost them so this year I purchased 1 dozen Cinnamon hatching eggs from E-Bay from a breeder that lived about 100 miles away. He sent me 14 eggs,,one egg was a Black Melanistic,the rest was all Cinnamon Golden eggs. Out of the 14 eggs he sent me,,10 hatched including the black,which is all white in color now. But the other 9 that are supposed to be all Cinnamons,,I have about 5 of them that are all dark tan in color,,and the other 4-5 have stripes down their backs. I hatched out 4 of my own Red Goldens 2 days before these hatched and some of the so called striped cinnamons looks exactly the same. So my question is,,since I have never seen Cinnamon chicks before,are they born a dark tan color? Or do they also have stripes across the tops of their backs?
     
  2. Junglefowl

    Junglefowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Cinnamon goldens looks just like the reds but, are a soft tan/cinnamon. If you,d like go to my website at www.villagranaaviary.webs.com go to photos. I have a photo album labeled golden chicks. There you can see the difference in color of all 8 colors of the golden. It would so be helpful to post pics of the young chick. I could help you a lot better.
    Saul
     
  3. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you look close here on the right is definately 3 Cinnamon chicks,,but you can also see the two with stripes across their backs,just as red golden chicks looks like,,,
     
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  4. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you positive both birds in the breeding are both cinnamons? If one is a red gold the chicks will most likely be split 50/50
     
  5. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I'm just the buyer of the sellers eggs,,which was supposed to be all Cinnamon Goldens,,but after they started to hatch there was and still is a very noticable diffrence in color and markings,,now I'm wondering if even the tan-brown chicks are pure Cinnamon,or possibly mixed with something else
     
  6. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you shouldnt get anything crazy, they most likely would be 50% red gold birds, 50% cinnamons if thats the case. the cinnamons bred back to parent stock should produce cinnamon offspring.

    Im playing with some genetic pairings right now. i have a yellow splash rooster with a darkthroat hen. Ill probably get mixed offspring, which will be bred back in hopes of developing a splash darkthroat.
     
  7. Junglefowl

    Junglefowl Out Of The Brooder

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    I only see 4 goldens. Three cinnamon and one yellow golden the others look like ring necks. Can you take pics of ea. One as close as possible?
     
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  8. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this one is the single Black Melanistic that hatched.
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    These two appear to be Cinnamons
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    Anybodies guess on these two.
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    Another 2 that look nothing alike.
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  9. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing the rusty colored ones are Cinnamons,,but the striped and super dark ones?? I have 4 red goldens of my own that hatched 3 days before this group,,the striped ones that hatched in this so called "Cinnamon" bunch looks similiar,although one is a lighter yellow than my red goldens that hatched. I think it's pretty bad that so many eggs are mislabeled out of 12 that was bought.He has offered to send me more eggs,if I pay the shipping,,only problem is my incubator is almost full,and will be by overfull Saturday nite,so getting more eggs now is not possible. And probably within 2-3 more weeks the egg laying season will be over for Ornamentals.
     
  10. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THe yellow one on top is not a melanistic. They hatch out black with a little yellow on them. But then question is, what is it??
     
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