Porcelain without the lavender? PIX added

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NellaBean, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I have a Porcelain D'uccle pullet who is missing the "blue" in her coloring aka lavender. She is a muted peachy tan color with white tips on her feathers. But no lavender! How the heck did that happen? She is a very pretty bird. Just not correct at all.
     
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  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are u sure she's porcelain? cream d'uccles look like porcelain but w/out the lavender. posting a pic would help.
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I'd love to see a pic! It sounds like she's a buff mottled without the black parts. She still should have lavender in her, as that's what causes the buff to mute.

    It'd be interesting to see if you could make more easily.

    There are some Orange Mottled chicken projects folks have going. This sounds like that but with the Lavender dampening the Buff/ Gold.
     
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I'll have to get a picture of her. She was bought out of the TSC bin along with 15 other porcelain chicks....didn't notice any difference until I caught them all to pull out the "keepers" once they were about 3 months old.....once I looked closely, I noticed she was missing the blue.

    She is definitely that "muted" color like a porcelain...just without the lavender spots on her feathers....what would I cross her to? Porcelain, mille, gold neck, white?
     
  5. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like a couple I have seen that were called 'caramel' colored...
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Maybe she is splash mille fleur? From a blue MF x blue MF breeding?
     
  7. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Okay, on second look, she does have the lavender.....just not very much....

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    You can see it better here

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    Here is a "regular" porcelain

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    Here she is in front of a regular porcelain (clean faced)

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    Here she is between a regular mille and a mottled....so you can see how diluted her "red" is.

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    And with some gold neck girls....sorry for the blurriness, they were less than cooperative.

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  8. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks kinda like buff mottled to me...
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  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont think shes Buff Motted, Buff Motted ( aka Golden neck) Is Mille Fleur diluted by dominant white, and Porcelain is Mille Fleur diluted by lavender. Your hen is lavender diluted, remember lavender dilutes gold too, not just black, so that is why she has the diluted,greyed out effect, so I would say that she is Porcelain, I just dont have an explaination for why her chevrons arent showing up less they are there but just very narrow lines, that are barely visable. I know in some of my Speckled Sussex hens, some of them have very then chevrons that make them look like they dont have any at all.
     

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