dun dun dun???

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  1. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    y are good pics of dun colored chickens so hard to find??? i have only ever been able to find a few and most are not that good... the only places that i can find with any kind of duns for sale are sand-hill and nature's hatchery... any one know of anywhere els to buy them (any breed)??? any one on here have any good pics ??? pls pls pls
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  2. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a pic off of fethersite of some chocolate birds from the UK... i have been told that we do not have the chocolate color here in the us yet... but dun is close to the same color... the main difference being that dun does not breed true... its like blue a diluter of black... so if you breed 2 dun birds together you get 50% dun 25% black and 25% lilac... ive never seen a good pic of lilac ether [​IMG]

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  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are those chocolate Orps? [​IMG]
    I wouldn't mind them not breeding true. As long as I could get some of that color, I'd be happy [​IMG]
     
  4. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they are actually Wyandotte's...
     
  5. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excuse my ignorance:)...but what is a dun chicken? I've never heard of it. Is it a color or a breed?
     
  6. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:its a color... that i have heard of there are Wyandotte bantams, OEG bantams, and Sumatra's that are the dun color... but it has to be one of the rarest colors in the USA...
     
  7. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I would love to see what the color looks like. I'll google it! And keep an eye on this thread...maybe someone out there has dun colored chickens.
     
  8. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:if you find any good pics from Google post them... ive never found any good pics on there but you might...
     
  9. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they are actually Wyandotte's...

    Ah. I just knew they had big fluffy butts like Orps. Still pretty birds, nonetheless [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:khaki, not lilac, and yes, choc is in the US in limited numbers of birds
     

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