khaki and chocolate color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by abengel, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. abengel

    abengel Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought khaki polish hatching eggs last year which produced khaki, chocolate, black, and solid gray birds. I don't know much about these colors but is that possible, or were there other colors in the pen? I know the breeder doesn't keep blues. Thanks!
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Khaki, Chocolate, and Black - Yes. Solid gray - Not really, but pictures help. What kind of solid gray are we talking about here? Are there ANY white feathers in the crest?
     
  3. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very possible. Khaki, chocolate and black are what u get from a choc to choc breeding, and what u are calling gray is likely just another shade of choc.
     
  4. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    may be a young bird as well, the lighter phases often have a steeley gray color when young that later molts through to khaki / dun color
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i get black blue dun and kakhi out same breeding pens
     
  6. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That must be a chore having birds that carry two different genes to dilute Black, what do the one look like that carry Blue and dun?
     
  7. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are beautiful. I do not have any pictures of any, but they call the color "pewter" if it is one copy of each and 'platinum' if it is two copies of each.
    Two copies of each washes it out to almost white.
     
  8. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this is Khaki.......on my Ohiki pullet.............................................................chrisf[​IMG]
     
  9. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes Chris that is Khaki (or Dun as I call it)
    that is a nice looking pullet.
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:You shouldn't be getting blue at all.
     

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