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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fowlafoot, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. TomNY

    TomNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is more chance that a crow-winged hen would be dark faced. Just a wild guess based on one picture---- Brass back. Tom
     
  2. ThiefPouter06

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    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I wanted to keep the color pure so at least now I have a goal to shoot for. I guess "brass back" is the gamefowl name.
     
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  6. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes the feather lightening in the breast area (Salmon to very light tan=duck-wing) or breast the same color as the rest of the body plumage in the hens is the differences JFYI if you don't already know how to identify the differences betwixt duckwing (BBR or Silver) hens and birchen (Brown/Reds-crow-wing or brassy back) hens.

    Not trying to be a smartie-pants just explaining what fors? and how comes? LOL

    Jeff
     
  7. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't appear brassyback to me. She looks like a modified b.b. red though. There's a gene that will cause that dark head your hen has. This hen of mine is the same way:

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    Here's a brassyback hen for comparision:

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    this is what you commonly see as a brassyback in American Games. These are Wheaton based, not B.B. Red Based:

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  8. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's just my opinion though, I'm not an expert on brassybacks by no means
     
  9. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. Well she definately isnt wheaten based, going by pics. I starting to think based on her gypsy face and black legs she may be BBR with a black fowl(brown red or something) in her back ground. I do know the breeder preferred gypsy faced fowl. This may have been part of his attempt to create gypsy face on BBR. I think the best thing to do is breed her to a red game and see what they produce. Are there any strains that you can find black leg BBR commonly?
     
  10. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its likely, as that muffed hen I showed you comes from a line that I'm told will throw brown reds from time to time. If he was breeding for dark faces he may have bred other modifiers into the line as well. I think she's b.b. red based. Can't think of any b.b. red lines with black legs specifically, but there are several with blue legs or dark green legs.
     

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