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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fowlafoot, Nov 19, 2008.
are white clarets more popular? I always assumed because people I knew years ago had whites.
fowl pox never kills right? just runs its course?
do all baby quills game have brown fluff?
Are you talking red quills as in the color pattern or Eslin Red Quill the strain? If former then yes, base coloration will be brown with doodle marks on head and broken chipmunk stripe on back. The Eslin Red Quill may not always breed true on the color side as that has been the case with at least a couple familes I have seen from Kentucky. If talking silver quill like with Joe Redmund Grays, then you have silver / gray allele turning the brown to grayish in the down. I am making distinction between the color pattern and strain which not everyone does.
I have kept neither Eslin Red Quill nor Joe Redmund Grays yet have had birds that had their look as possible using genetics of games not of those strains where matings bring proper alleles together.
thank you man, appreciate that info. I saw a pic of baby quill and they are brown base as you said with lil dots on the head. I put my hatch over a hmong hen and a couple of the chicks had similar look black and brown down. the guy assured me there is no quill in her I guess it is just by genetic coincidence.
You can get the quill look without using the breed. Could you post pictures of birds you think are parents?
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They are YL Madigin. Madigin Clarets were WL and YL. I take it, people line bred for one color or the other, according to their preference.
The white legs in Clarets presumably came from Butcher and/or Albany. White legs seem to have a bit of following with Lacy Roundhead, Albany, Butcher, etc. I think it comes down to what people think is most pleasing. The YL do seem a bit more rare.
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