terms? difference

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kelliepulido, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    Wwhat is the difference between lacing,spangles,duck wing?
     
  2. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    thanks!
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Lacing is when the entire feather is edges by a contrasting colour.

    Mottled is when the feather tip is white.

    Duckwing is a group of varieties where the males' primaries are a contrasting colour; when the wing is folded they form a triangle of contrasting colour at the end of the wing.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:that and spangled is when the tip of the feather is black [​IMG]
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Except that spangling is also used for mottled built on a BBR base.

    hobby vs genetic terms [​IMG]
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    mottling seems more random than spangling, is that typical or just on poorly mottled birds? I had looked up spangle before when I was trying to decide which of my appenzeller spitzhauben to keep. My ancona are more of a mottle, more random and opposite color scheme(black w/white) as opposed to the spitz(white with black) which have a more uniform pattern
     
  8. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    The names given for different colours can be terribly confusing.
    Sometimes the same colour is called different names depending upon the breed. Or what is meant by one name in one breed can mean a different colour in a different breed. And that's within one country....When one starts looking at the names used in various countries it just becomes incredibly confusing. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I agree that mottled plumage appears more random than spangled (lumping BBR spangling in with mottled, here), which appears to be VERY precise on better birds.

    It doesn't help that the standard uses the term spangle to describe the specifics of both mottled and spangled plumage, and defines spangle as "A clearly defined spot of color at the end of each feather and differing in color from that of the ground."
     

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