hackle coloring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pokey, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
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    [​IMG][​IMG] don't laugh, this is my project- this hen in the front is the result of ee x true araucana roo. The mother was penciled but not this color in her hackles.the roo is splash. While I did get the tailess muffled bird, I am wondering why she has white hackle feathers. is this considered leakage.I plan on a few more crossings but with true amercaunas.she is my experiment , but I am thinking I could get consistent color if I use birds that are standard colors and I know their background. Ps dh calls her frankenchicken.
     

  2. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    I have a sideview but can't get it to load right now
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    No, Thats not really leakage, thats just the typical Silver Duckwing pattern.
     
  4. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
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    Quote:Ok, I wanted confirmation.I wish I had known of the chicken calculator before hand, but sometimes its neat to get your hands on the results.
     

  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    agree on duckwing pattern, but the breast is dark enough I would say gold duckwing rather than silver.
     
  6. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

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    Quote:You mean cream or goldEN?
     

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