So, one of my jumbo browns has white flight feathers.

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  1. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does this mean a spangle? No white anywhere else though. What does it mean? Nothing? LOL! Or something interesting?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It would be a partially tuxedoed brown. Monarc23 calls them 'spangled'. You can try crossing it to an A&M and see if you get a better looking tuxedo.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Spangle!!!!!!!!!!! Spangle Spangle Spangle Spangle Spangle!

    He He--- Couldnt Resist. I'm Sure The Europeans Have A Proper Name Such As A White Fringed Muddy Range Or Something Of The Sort...... But I'm Like Niki--- I Like Spangle.
    It May Be Able To Mix Up Some Color In Your Breeding Program If You Wish-- Idk? I Leave All That Mad Scientist Gene Splicing And Chromasome Mapping Stuff To Niki And Iron Sun And Those Guys--- I Just Think Its Cool To Get Some Nice Colors In The Breeders.

    Anyways Congrats On The Spangle!
     
  4. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm pleased as punch!

    I was going to set up a pen of just girls, for eating eggs (DH is now irked by fertile eggs *shrug*) and a pen of 4-5 girls with a roo...she will definately be one of those girls! [​IMG]

    So her offspring...if bred to a jumbo brown, could have white wing feathers too? Or just some of them?
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ooooh Like I Said--- No So Much Mad Scientist..... Send A Pm To Niki Or Iron Sun And Ask Them Directly.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Since the white probably came from an A&M somewhere in the breeding, if you cross it with a brown you'll probably only get browns.
     
  7. Ironsun

    Ironsun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I've worked on these birds a while now, I remember 18 months ago, a few of my normals (Browns) were getting the odd white feather on their breasts so I started to breeds these birds together.

    Over time and a few generations by only selecting birds with more white feathers there came a time when the chicks were full white breasted and looked simular to tuxedo's with out the white faces. Very pretty birds. For want of a better name, I called them white breasted normals as they came in normal, Cinnamon and fawns.(Wild feather pattern)

    There was only one problem I found with them, and that was they are difficult to sex by looking at them. I had to wait until they laid eggs or crowed, even vent sexing was done.

    With the birds now you are producing, white feather randomly placed on their backs and wings, At sales I've seen them with rather more white upto 40 white feathers around the body. I may get some next time to work on them for a while and see what I can come up with. By the way, someone has termed this variety Mottled, same way Niki calls them Spangles.

    I suggest with the single bird you have is to pair it back with the parent in hope the further chicks with white feathers are produced and just work on them. You could come up with just about anything, even a "dalmation type?"

    Ironsun.
     
  8. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooo I'm going to do that! I have an order of eggs coming in soon with some tuxedos, tibetans and goldens.

    I'm going to have some fun producing pretty babies. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the info!
     

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