(Mini Project #2.) Silver Shadow, breed.

MysteryChicken

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Other silver colorations I'd probably add would be:

Silver Columbian

LakenVelder pattern

Silver Partridge

Blue Silver Partridge

Salmon

Silver Wheaten

Silver Blue Wheaten

Silver Blue Duckwing

Silver Mottled

Silver Barred

Silver Splash Partridge(Funky)AKA: Calico

Silver Splash

Silver Birchen
 

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Back to more details: I'll be culling bay, orange, & brown eyed birds, & any with wrong coloration, or body type.

My silvers do carry Autosomal Red which is something I seem to can't get rid of easily, so I guess salmon's are a good start.

Red, or silver shoulder patches are fine, won't cull those, but any lacking in shoulder patch color will be culled.

Females, uneven patterning, & wrong body type will be culled.


I may hold back a couple brown eyed birds to breed to Red eyed to see if it enhances the red color, or not though.


Egg size I'm wanting is Medium, or large.

Hens 4.5lbs - 5lbs

Roosters 5.5lbs - 6lbs


Debating between multi spurs, or single spurs.

Also debating whether I want spurred hens.
 

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Here's a close up of Bigfoot's saddles. He has tiny barring. Not sure what is the cause, maybe it's linked to Autosomal Red?
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I do see that the red isn't even all over. I can't decide whether it looks more like stripes or dots or stipling to me, and I don't know what causes it. It could be some gene, or even something as simple as feathers growing at an uneven rate (which can cause the pigment to be distributed unevenly.)
 

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