Game hen color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wood&feathers, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a (probably) stupid question. Does the partridge color ever occur in roosters among game fowl? A friend gave me a couple 4 wk old critters thinking that, due to comb and spur, they were roos. I keep looking around and never see partridge on game roos. They have this quail-like eye stripe and gold head and neck, with rich partridge color and black tail. As a crafter I was thinking meat & feathers, but would it be worth maybe getting them a Partridge Rock rooster or something more barnyard friendly to sire more pretty feathers? I'm kind of leery of turning a game roo loose with my nice sweet layers and their roo.
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I don't recall Partridge being something commonly thrown around amongst gamefowl folks.

    Definitely don't turn a game cock loose with your flock if you've already got a rooster you like. You'd need to house him separately from other roosters.
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since they are only 4 weeks old, they won`t be agressive to your older rooster. In fact, he will kinda take them under his wing, so to speak, and take care of them. They are a little young to be free ranged. The "nice sweet layers" however, will give them a fit. They need to be a little older so they can escape the hens wrath. When the game boys get a little older, the old rooster can still run a good bluff on them for quite a while. Don`t believe me, huh. Well try it and see if this old man ain`t tellin the truth.......Pop
     
  4. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I'm not calling the color by the right name - the feathers are reddish with multiple small black stripes across them
     
  5. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A female OEG red breasted black sounds a little like what you described.... they are much more blah looking than the males who are verrrrry pretty! Try and post some pictures!!
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Do you mean Black Breasted Red?

    Chris
     
  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Is this the color you mean? (birds not mine)

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    If so, BBred is a pretty common color. In the American Gamefowl, usually birds with this color is just classified as a hatch. Are you sure they are hens? Remember, games do come henny feathered too [​IMG].

    -Daniel
     
  8. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the pullet is the same color as these critters. Do they lose the eye stripe? These also have a gold tint to their necks
     
  9. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    wood&feathers :

    Yes, the pullet is the same color as these critters. Do they lose the eye stripe? These also have a gold tint to their necks

    Yep, they will lose the "Chipmunk stripes" on their back and eyes.

    -Daniel​
     
  10. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea if they are pullets or cockerels. I was just looking around at pics and beginning to wonder if I wound up with hens. They were free. Daddy is a tall Kentucky fighting mix, black tail, gold hackle and red breast. The hens are this wild looking color as in your pics, but with pretty gold neck and head. I really have no clue.
     

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