New pigeons...what color?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by shelleyd2008, May 21, 2011.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I can't remember what he called them but I know it was referring to their white heads. However, I'm sure they are something other than the 'bald' thing he said. So please tell me what color these 2 new rollers are! How will these colors react with the colors of my other birds? https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=457651

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    hoping at least 1 is a male, currently I have 2 males and 4 females [​IMG]

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  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are baldheads. A blue bar and a sooty ash-red I think. Hard to tell on the red one.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    So how does the baldhead work? Will I lose it if they don't breed with each other or is it dominant?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Never did get a reply, so I'm going to bumpity-bump-bump [​IMG]
     
  5. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about dominence in baldheads though I did breed a grizzle and a baldhead and got a grizzle it has a spot on its head.
     
  6. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shelly baldhead is incomplete dominant. Meaning if you cross to non baldheads you could have birds with varying degrees of white. You will get alot of badges and beards. Which have a solid head with white patches on the chin and cheaks. Some will have a few white flight and tail feathers others more. White spreads. I think the younger wone actually looks like dirt blue bar with a little bronzing. But hard to tell in the pic. They look nice.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I need to get new pics. The younger one is more blue looking now, they are both very pretty [​IMG]
     
  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New pics would be great [​IMG] The one on the right looks like it could be a sooty brown. Doesn't look right for a blue, but the picture is misleading. Could be a dirty, sooty blue. Although dirty should make the skin darker.
     
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