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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tony, Feb 23, 2011.
this is correct, Buff can have different shade depending on other genes(diluters, enhancers)
I sincerely hope someone can answer this. I have PMed several members about this platinum color and cannot seem to get a response.
I have several birds that are presenting, what I believe, to be this platinum color.
Can someone confirm? It is presenting on birds that have NEVER been outdoors. It is not sunbleaching and there is no leakage of red or silver in the birds that this presents in.
Do you have both Dun and Blue in your flock?
The only way to know for sure if it is Platinum would be to breed that roo to Black hens.
If he is Platinum you will get 25% of each color, Platinum, Dun, Blue and Black offspring.
I suppose I am just unlucky then? I've never had any dun hatch, but I have had the normal dark blue hatch, this coloring, along with black and splash. Then again, I'd be unsure if something was actually dun?
He just looks blue to me. What breed is he? Is there dun in the breed? I've had blues that looked like that, no sun needed to bleach them out, they were just that color.
That may be what it is. I have a young cockerel that has the same coloring but each feather is laced with that copper coloring. I will have to take photos of him later.
Same bird earlier in his life:
Here is the same blue male a year later:
As for having the dun gene, I couldn't even begin to tell you. I've only had this line for 7 years. The breeder who gave me his line culled any off color birds immediately. I tend to need birds more than he did. Having upwards of 200 birds tends to drop the need to hold on to each bird. I believe it may be possible as he did have some color projects on the side that he did not divulge.
I just find it very odd that the same bird will throw perfectly colored birds and birds colored exactly like him. Just very curious. I will try breeding two of these birds together and see what will result.
I forgot that I do have some photos of his saddle feathers from his first year:
He is too dark for a platinum. See my avatar.
Not Platinum blue, but what is called a "Rusty" Blue, whats a rusty blue? a blue bird showing some gold thru the blue...
just saw this and was about to say the same exact thing, blue with gold leakage, makes it look rusty.
as they were all saying about, to get platinum you have to have a blue and a dun in the mix. If you dont have a dun to mate with any or your blues, you'll never get platinum. It doesnt pop up from past breedings like a split gene can. It has to initially come from a direct blue to dun mating. Plus like Henk said, it's much lighter. You can do an image search and see lots of comparison pics of true pLatinums on the wbe, Most are Henks by the way haha.
Be ware though, a bunch of them on there arent platinum either, just off colored blues. People mix them up all the time .
That's what I had thought, but knowing nothing about this gene and searching through the internet and finding all of these off-colored platinum made me want to make absolutely certain.
Thank you for your help!