Identify This Color? Images Included

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Omniskies, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd really like to start breeding this color officially in an Ameraucana flock but I have no idea what it is. I bought the father and bred him to a mottled blue hen which produced a son identical to his father, among other colors.

    Does anyone know what the color is called? Do you know what hen "goes with" the color to produce it 100% in roosters? Does anyone have pictures of the hen that would be paired with this rooster? Does anyone sell hatching eggs from such a pair? [​IMG]

    Any help at all would be appreciated. We've had these roosters for over a year with no luck finding out what color they are. All three pictures are of the father.

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  2. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The color looks similar to "Red Pyle" to me, except for the blue in the tail.
     
  3. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen the Red Pyles. They look like they're almost strictly red, vibrant yellow and white without the yellow tinges or, as you saw, the blues. I can't find any other Pyle varieties (Blue Pyle?) and am also leaning toward him being some sort of Wheaten. Possibly a dilution of Blue Wheaten only...without the red being diluted...or something.

    I suppose I could hunt down a few Red Pyle and/or Blue Wheaten hens to breed to him and see what I get. I'd just really like to get a name for the color and save another year's worth of experimenting if I can. I know this is a color other people have gotten, so I didn't stumble across a brand new thing.
     
  4. billygoatgruff

    billygoatgruff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks a little like red shouldered plumage...like in red shouldered yokohama...I have one who has some black in his tail.???????????....Jane
     
  5. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is red pyle. All red plyes are blue genitlly
     
  6. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Danke. That leads to a whole other list of questions. If I should re-post them as a whole other topic let me know [​IMG]

    I'd like to keep the distinct blue coloring in the tail. Would it still be called a Red Pyle or "Pyle" or "Blue Pyle" etc?

    Can you sex Red Pyle chicks at a young age? I noticed the roosters have red wings and the hens have white wings. Does this mean that when the chicks begin to feather out you can move red wings into the roo pile and white wings into a hen box?

    The rooster I have is an Easter Egger. If I'm wanting to work with a distinct color strain should I just get Red Pyle hens of an entirely different breed so I'm working with a (more) clean genetic slate as far as breeding true?

    And just to be on the safe side, I came across this. You don't think I may have a Splash Wheaten, do you? My rooster produced a _lot_ of blue chicks. http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r225/fdippy/splashwheaten.jpg
     
  7. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    He kind of looks like my roo, who so far has thrown every color EXCEPT his...silly rooster.

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  8. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That guy looks more like a Red Pyle to me. I was able to get my rooster to throw the color by breeding to a murky blue (she almost looked like a strong blue with pencil markings, but for the most part she was blue). I got a ton of blue chicks out of the pairing and two roosters that started out barred/creole. One ended up looking identical to his father by the fourth month, the second retained the barring but kept the red shoulder up until I sold him at about six months of age.
     

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