Hello everyone! I am working with a new breed that originated in my area (this breed has been dubbed the Bow Lake. It is a bantam that is very hardy and rather broody). Recently, a new color variety has appeared as a sport in a flock of the now-extinct (well there is 1 hen left) Barred Bow Lake fowl. I bought this hen when I assumed stewardship of the breed. Actually at first, I was unaware of these birds being a 'breed'. However, the generally excepted criteria for the title 'Breed' is something that breeds true to type (and usually color). The birds met that criteria and efforts began to breed it selectively from now on. Now that you're familiar with the history of the breed, let's move on. I contacted a geneticist / friend of mine inquiring what this hen was genetically, and what a Cock would look like. The color is called English Partridge (genotype e+/e+, S/S, Ar/ar+ ). This is the non-columbian version of the recognised Serama color Silverbuff (aka cocopop). There is currently no English Partridge rooster accounted for, so breeding her to a Silver Duckwing is neccesary to save the variety. I'm excited to see what a e+/e+ S/S Ar/Ar bird will look like. In the Serama columbian version (White-laced Silverbuff or cocopuff) there is white lacing everywhere. This color would look nice with white lacing. If anyone has any info aboutor pictures of this unidentified counterpart (e+/e+, S/S, Ar/Ar) of English Partridge, please let me know. Thanks.