Fluff color on adult birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Blisschick, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I'm trying to recall a rule I learned awhile back, but seem to have forgotten:

    Is it that adult roosters that are dominantely wild-type (BBR) have gray down, and partridge and wheaten have white? I know it's either that or the other way around. I do remember the best way to tell is to look at the fluff at the base of the tail.
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    White down= BBR is what I heard. With the caveat that there can/may be various genes that alter the down color though. What these are, don't know.
     

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