Phoenix Chicks Colors.....any ideas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I have BBR Phoenix Rooster and a Hen ( I am ashamed to say I can't remember if she is a BBR or Gold)
    I posted pics of both parents.
    I incubated 5 eggs, 2 were due and hatched yesterday, the other 3 due saturday.

    One Chick is Chipmunk colored (the color of all Phoenix chicks I have seen) one is a very pale yellow.

    Can anyone enlighten me as to what I may expect color wise from the solid chick?

    Parents:

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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    if a golden phoenix. they will mostly be a lot of Black breasted reds. since the father is and the golden color in golden phoenixs, (and other golden breeds) are from crossing a BBR over a silver, leading the silver turning to a "Dirty" color. the dark ones will most likely be BBRs, light one -golden duckwing, or maybe a silver?, or could all turn out to be BBrs, just light colored as a chick, dont know.. haven't raised phoenixs but do raise OEGBs. and this is what happens in OEGBs

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  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I have only ever had Silvers and BBRs as Chicks, they were always Chipmunk color, this light one is throwing me. I emailed the lady I got them from, she breeds longtails and has for many years. Hoping I can get an answer. It will be interesting to see what the other 3 eggs from the same cross produce.
     
  4. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    post me a pic of the chicks and I'll tell you. Both are from very tight BBR lines, however that hen was running out prior to shipping w alot of younger males. We have had hens hold sperm for up to 60 days.
     
  5. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    JJ,
    I will have to post tonight. I took pics and brought camera to work but my card is too big for the laptop here.
    We lost the little chipmunk colored one [​IMG] he had something wrong, kept holding his head straight back and flipping over, I called him "Flip" he was gone friday when I got home.
    But another of Leto's eggs was pipped this morning and a second had a faint crack, so hoping for more "kids" . Wilma's one egg was developing so I go 2 more this weekend and added them to the bator.

    I will email and post the pic of the one chick later.

    Edited cause I can't spell.....
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Here is a pic of my golden phoenix as a chick:

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    And a few weeks later

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    And current Not a great pic but he is behind the splash orp on the left side of the pic

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  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Here are my silvers when they were younger.


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