Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by siz8003, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    the one on the left can someone tell me what color he might be
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I'd say he's black but has some genes in him giving him that gold hackle. I had one just like that, except with silver hackles and saddle feathers.
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    would it be better to get some pics in the sun?He never had that gold before they just came in when he started to crow at 6 mo
    his baby pic
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2008
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Still think he's black with some hidden genes. :p

    I think the common colors you can buy, but are not necessilary standard are, black, white, red, paridge, blue, self blue, red, and buff.
  5. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    I agree with SilkieChicken.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I agree. My black Ameraucana cockerel was the same way. Here he is for comparison. The gold streaking just showed up at about 4 months old, if I remember right:
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I also agree, just some hidden wild type genes ppping up, I wouldnt breed from it because it increases the chances of it coming back in future generations.
  8. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    so black looks black right? what is the diff between black-blue-grey thay all look the same to me [​IMG]
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I don't think there is such a color as "grey". They are blue. If you check my website I have a page of black birds and a page of blue birds.

    If you intend on breeding, a black chicken with yellow or silver in the hackles is not a good choice.
  10. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Partridge maybe?

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