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

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    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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