Dominique Experts Needed!

Wolf-Kim

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I have a friend who has the neatest little Dominique cockeral. I don't know what color to call it, and he lives too far away to get a picture. Let me describe the color and you let me know if it has a name or if it is common among Dominiques.

This little cockerel, instead of being black with white barring, seems to be mostly white with a little bit of slight reddish and gray barring. It is really hard to describe. The bird is mostly white, with just a little bit of fawnish-red, and the little bit of barring he has on his neck and wings are blackish gray.

Any ideas? I understand it is probably a far cry from any standard, but he is definately a pretty thing to look at. His owner is excited about using him in Dominique breeding projects.

I am hoping to know what to call this coloring and if this occurs in other breeder's Dominiques.

-Kim
 
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Wolf-Kim

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Maybe he is the result of a breeding between a Dominique and a Dominique cross. It just seemed like there was a oddball gene floating around in that gene pool.

The breeder says his flock is pure and out of 400+ eggs hatched out, he only had one other chick hatch out with that coloring. I think the other he hatched was a pullet and he tried to buy the cockerel back from my friend, who had bought a couple dozen hatching eggs. LOL. His offer was declined, my friend decided to hang on to him and see how he turns out.

The cockerel is very slowly getting a little dark, but he is not turning black. Instead more a more of the white areas is turning to that "fawn-colored" barring. Next time I go, I will have to get a picture of him, he will be alot more mature by then, maybe by then he will be completly "fawn/light buff" barred with only a little bit of black barring on his wings. Like his owner, I too am waiting to see what he sires in the "experiments." Who knows maybe he will be the sire of a Buff Laced Dominique(?) strain.

-Kim
 
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Wolf-Kim

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Anyone else have experience with this?

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