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coloration?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by ranit, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched this guy (in the middle) this year and am stumped with its coloring. I am not sure what type egg it hatched out of - guessing red golden. I have red goldens, yellow goldens and lady amhearst all kept in separate pens. I mark my eggs going into the incubator in case I have a fertility problem in a pen, but they all go into the same tray in the hatcher so all hatch together. It is much lighter than the red goldens but not as light as my yellow goldens. All my birds are supposed to be pure but you know how that goes. Have never had this before but I did pick up another pair of red goldens this year. Any body have any ideas?
     
  2. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody has any idea?
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    With so many people cross breeding,you will never know what you will get.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. Junglefowl

    Junglefowl Out Of The Brooder

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    You've got a cinnamon golden chick.
     
  5. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kinda wondered if it might be a cinnamon. Cinnamon is a mutation not a cross, correct? Looking at the eyes, it looks to be a hen.
     
  6. Junglefowl

    Junglefowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Correct Cinnamon goldens are mutations and not cross. Your hens or male are carrying the Cinnamon gene.
     
  7. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help on this!
     

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