Identify color please

augiedranch

Songster
11 Years
Mar 14, 2008
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These frizzle cochin bantams are 4 months old. What is the color pattern called? I was told birchen. But I'm not sure if it's because they have the frizzle trait, if they look different than a birchen color cochin bantam.



 

QueenMisha

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They are Birchen; as I recall a proper Birchen male should not have any color on the breast, and have color going down through the back and saddle(?) but it's not uncommon to see an off colored bird even from well colored parents, much less from off colored parents. Plus the frizzle gene tends to make plumage patterns look a bit muddled.
 
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Michael OShay

Crowing
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May 14, 2014
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They are Birchen; as I recall a proper Birchen male should not have any color on the breast, and have color going down through the back and saddle(?) but it's not uncommon to see an off colored bird even from well colored parents, much less from off colored parents. Plus the frizzle gene tends to make plumage patterns look a bit muddled.

X2 on QueenMisha's post.
 

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