Question on my Brahma's Colour

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Quailobsessed, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Quailobsessed

    Quailobsessed Songster

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    I have two Brahmas, I got them together. One is a Buff Brahma, but I'm not sure about the other one. The breeder where we got them from had two of each colour and we got one of each. Not sure if they are related. I live in Australia and I know with other birds that many mutations and colours are not available here so I'm not expecting her to be some rare colour. I just like having an idea of what breeds and colours my girls are.

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    This is Matilda, the Brahma in question.

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    This is her 'sister', Metrowizard. I know she's a Buff.

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    If anyone has any idea that would be helpful.
     
  2. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Is she dirty in that picture, or is it the natural tint of her feathers?

    If it’s just dirt, I’d say she’s a light Brahma.
     
  3. 16Chickens Keeper

    16Chickens Keeper Chirping

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    I have no idea, but I love that coloring hopefully someone a bit more knowledgeable will reply soon for the both of us :love
     
  4. Quailobsessed

    Quailobsessed Songster

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    No she's not dirty. She is a light beige colour. She's not a light Brahma.
     
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  5. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    I don’t know... I’m not familiar with Australian standards, but she looks like a mix between light and buff Brahma to me.
     
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  6. janiedoe

    janiedoe Crowing

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    She is very pretty. Probably an accidental mix of colors, or maybe an experiment. She is unique.
     
  7. Quailobsessed

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    That's what I thought too. The breeder did have light Brahmas there (not for sale) as well as buffs. He could have crossed them. The weird thing is I've never seen one like her besides the other one at the breeder. I would think you would get more mixes like her since buffs and lights are quite common.
     
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  8. 16Chickens Keeper

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  9. Quailobsessed

    Quailobsessed Songster

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    Thank you for that link. I am really interested in genetics. However to confuse things it says that a cross between a buff and light brahma would result in light (hiding buff) males but the females would be normal of each. And Matilda is most certainly a girl.
     
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