Help determaning the colors?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by KWAK, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
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    I think one is a ashe red with white flight feathers and a small white spot on its bacl.
    one is a blue check I think.
    I forgott the colors of the other 2...
    thanks:)
     
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  2. Tippler

    Tippler Out Of The Brooder

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    Surely that can't be the best picture you have. Try taking a pick of each bird.
    The one centered is a ash red mottle. The on the right appears to be a blue check but better pictures needed.
     
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
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  4. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
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  5. Print Tippler

    Print Tippler Out Of The Brooder

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    1st picture - blue check splash white flights
    2nd picture- ash red mottle (flights are probably just ash flights) could be dirty (makes bird darker) because of the dark beak, not sure though
    4 and 5- dirty blue check
     
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
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    last one, her flights are white and blue.
     
  7. Print Tippler

    Print Tippler Out Of The Brooder

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    Becky is needed for this last one. A guess would be a blue indigo check, but it doesnt really fit that it seems.
     
  8. Night_Wolf_Lofts

    Night_Wolf_Lofts Out Of The Brooder

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    It could possibly be indigo, but it looks more like an ash red t-pattern bird. Do you have a better pic of it in the daylight? It can be hard to determine colors....you could try breeding, sometimes that is the only way to determine some colors. Indigo as well as some of the others can be awfully tricky. [​IMG]

    Justin
    Aquatic Wilds
    Night Wolf Lofts
     
  9. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either Homozygous indigo on blue t-pattern or on ash-red t-pattern. The tail and flights are too dark not to be indigo.
     
  10. Night_Wolf_Lofts

    Night_Wolf_Lofts Out Of The Brooder

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    With that being said, I do have to agree with Becky/Mary..I am not sure which you like to be called? [​IMG]

    When I really studied it, you can see the tailbar which means that they are dark. It is kinda hard in the picture to tell, but ash red usually has the light flights and light tail without the lighter tailbar that is really prominant.

    Here is another case of indigo being a tricky one. I bred this bird out of a Reduced Indigo x Dominant Opal on Blue Hen

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    When it was young, I can't find that pic at the moment, it looked like it was an opal bar, but when it moulted out...this is what I got. This is a Reduced Blue Indigo bar, which some folks would call a silver or red bar.

    Justin
    Aquatic Wilds
    Night Wolf Lofts
     

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