Identify color please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by augiedranch, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

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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. [​IMG]

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on QueenMisha's post.
     
  5. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

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    Thank you a lot for your help!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    You're welcome.
     

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