Speckledhen here is George today.He's 8 months old now.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by scgamecock, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
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    I'm not sure why his saddle and hackle feather's have a brassy look to them but hopefully they will be darker when he molts.He's a real sweet and lovable boy regardless.
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
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    GAWWWWWWWJUZZZZZZZZ simplieeee GAWWWWWWJUZZ
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    christina
     
  3. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice roo
     
  4. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's beautiful. What kind is he?
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  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    He is a Blue Orpington.His dad is the famous Suede.
     
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Almost looks like HE has the chocolate gene!! [​IMG]
    Yeppers, just gorgeous. [​IMG] I can't wait!
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He's lovely! Of course he would be since he's Suede's offspring! I'm interested to see what Cyn says about his hackle and saddle feathers being brassy also. I'm always up for a lesson about Orps! [​IMG]
     
  8. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I hadn't thought about that.He could very well have the Chocolate gene.Interesting [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hmm, I dont know, Marlon. Suede does get brassy in the sun, but not to that extent. He did molt out almost all the brassy feathers, so George should, too, unless it's a different issue.
    I had some blue and black Ameraucanas that showed some gold in the wings and hackles and it wasn't sun damage. Their gold base color was showing through, meaning they didn't have enough melanisers to cover the base color. That could be the case with George, though I've never seen one of Suede's with that much gold/brown on them.
     
  10. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    If it doesn't molt out then it would be interesting to see him crossed with some blacks to see if the gene is passed on.
     

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