Ermine?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bantimna, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is Ermine (sp?) the same as Columbian? What is the difference?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rock N' Faverolles

    Rock N' Faverolles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know, the only difference is that the color Ermine has no black striping in the saddles in the males.
     
  3. Heather08

    Heather08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You caught my attention being a horse color enthusiast, ermines in horses are the black spots around the hooves on a white sock, interesting...id like to see a pic of a chicken this color description.
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I thought ermine was the same as crele [​IMG] Whoops!
     
  5. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
  6. Rock N' Faverolles

    Rock N' Faverolles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light sussex is the same as Ermine.

    Light brahmas are the same as columbian.
     
  7. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a colour called Ermine, ie Ermine Faverolles. Ermine, Light (as in Sussex) & Columbian (as in Wyandottes) all describe the same colour pattern.

    There is also a gene called Ermine, very rare, not recognised as far as I know in any breed.
    As a hererozygote is white with a pattern of black spots, white when homozygous.

    David
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Black spots...where?
     
  9. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    I thought the white one with black spots was "erminette" (similar to exchequer)? Is there a difference between erminette and ermine?
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  10. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Is there a difference between erminette and ermine?"
    No they are the same, just different local names.
     

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