Feather color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Layira, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Layira

    Layira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I noticed on the wings of some of my RL pullets, there is what looks like barred coloring. Its not on the primary feathers, but some of the under feathers and is a light brown and dark brown pattern that I swear looks barred. Is this normal for RLs? I was under the impression their feathers shouldn't have a pattern.

    I'll have to get a pic to show. [​IMG]
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    The uneven coloring typical in young red birds. As they mature, the color will even out. If they are older, the coloring may just be because the variety has not yet been perfected. Where did you get them from?
     
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  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:RL? I haven't heard this one.
     
  4. EggSpudition

    EggSpudition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOh- this is interesting- I want to know more..
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, RL is not a common abbreviation. I have NO idea what it means.
     
  6. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Red sex link maybe? [​IMG]
     
  7. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Read her signature- she has red leghorns - would that be the RL?
     
  8. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i didnt even know there were red leghorns
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I sorry "RL" could could stand for a lot.

    As we now know Red Leghorn
    Red Laced
    Red La Fleche
    Red Lakenvelder
    And who know what else it could stand for.

    I like the one computer modification site I am a part of, in there rules it states NO ABBREVIATION (they have it in capitals).....


    Chris
     

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