- May 21, 2017
That comb and the crest aren’t recessive traits, so they couldn’t have come from two parents that don’t show those traits. I’m guessing your cockerel is actually a polish cross.I got two last year, I've found them to be more standoffish, active, very alert and hard to catch, lay lighter minty green eggs. I had an olive egger project this year, so I looked into the background of the Starlight green egger. Cross of a Prairie Bluebell egger and a "brown egg layer"(I am thinking a RIR?). Then I looked up the Prairie bluebell egger, which I discovered is a cross of araucana and white leghorn.
4/18/2019, Sandstone, Starlight Green Egger #1. Day I got her. Loved the wing pattern.
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5/1/2019 Sandstone, Starlight Green Egger #1
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4/18/2019, Day I got her. Paprika, Starlight Green Egger #2. I really loved the light and dark contrast of her wings against her body.
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So I crossed them with a Penedesenca rooster:
4/10/2020 "Carrot Cake", Sandstone's chick
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4/19/2020 Carrot Cake, Same kind of wing pattern his mother had.
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6.27.2020 Carrot Cake 11 weeks 2 days
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And here is the reason why I looked more into the SGE mix:
4/10/2020 "Three Spot" Creamy yellow with three black spots. Paprika's chick.
But wait, there's more....
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4/26/2020 "Three Spot". I noticed something really interesting about him, look at the comb, that is more like a buttercup comb in the back. Neither Penedesenca had combs like that when they were chicks, the carnation in the back developed later, and not so much in the roo (mine are hatchery stock)
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6.27.2020 "Three Spot", 11 weeks 2 days. Whaaat? He got a crest! and he's got legs that go up to there!White Leghorn showing I think.
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6.27.2020 Three Spot 11 weeks 2 days , close up of his comb:
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I was NOT expecting a crest and that comb from the cross, I am guessing there might be Crested Cream Legbar in the SGE mix. Possibly they used that instead of aruacana once? It does not explain the comb, unless I am missing something. I have some polish X olive egger that have this kind of comb, too.
Three Spot is a still a nice boy, friendly, more so than his mother. Carrot Cake is starting to show some 'tude, I'd had to chase and catch him one day and He Didn't Like It, so now he Angles His Back at me, and makes noises.