Genetic/Color Experts--Please help!

Sweetfolly

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Quote:That's what I thought too.

I have two Cochin chicks the exact same color that were thrown by Columbian parents.

I'll get some pictures up later today for you - mine are 2 months old now, and both cockerels.
They've been molting more and more of the partridge colored feathers out, and are getting more white feathers in.
 
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isadream

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Ok great---I would LOVE to see pictures of them. So you may have answered what color the parents were too!! I do have a pair of columbian cochins but my birchens are in the pen too. So I don't know exactly where he/she came from.

I cant wait to see pics!!
 
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RAREROO

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A true coloumbian shouldnt be that dard and have that much color and a silver partridge shouldnt be that light. To me it looks more like what you would get when you cross Columbians with laced or partridge birds.
 

Sweetfolly

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Quote:Yep - I don't think it's genetically a "Silver Partridge" - it's silvery and partridgey-patterned though, so I'm throwing it around as a descriptive term!


Here's one of mine at 5 weeks old (I couldn't find any earlier pictures):


...and today, at 9 weeks old (a little dirty - it's really wet and rainy here today!):




I think they're going to be just stunning! I'm holding onto both of them, and keeping them in my bachelor pen.
 

isadream

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Thanks so much for posting the pictures!! I guess this is a recessive color to the columbian color. I think mine is a girl but she is young yet so I cant be sure. Too bad you arent closer!!
 

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