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what color are these EEs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by phasianidae, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are some pics of my EE hens, are they duckwings, wheatens, or in between? #1:[​IMG][​IMG]#2:[​IMG]#3:[​IMG]also while your here is this roo a red necked birchen?:[​IMG]and his full sister:[​IMG]
     
  2. coturnix2044

    coturnix2044 Out Of The Brooder

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    IMO
    The first one looks more like what they call a "partridge" color, the roo and hen like like blue with some uneven copper leakage so I'm not thinking it'd be classified as red-necked birchen.
    Tyler
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all mixed color. None of them fit a real color profile.

    The first is more of a wild type.

    The second hen is closer to wheaton, but doesn't fit it.

    The roo is just mixed. I called a simular roo "Red shouldered splash", but it's not accurate. He also had the same kind of leakage. It's not uniform enough to be called birchen, on either of them.
     
  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The first one is not a partridge or even close. . .


    As said, none have a true color, but the first one is a "wildtype" or BBR (gold duckwing) at best

    The second looks like a Wheaten x Duckwing

    The last pair of birds I doubt are Birchen. . . Notice how they both have rose-combs, I think they're just leaky blues. When you cross black with colors like wheaten, duckwing, birchen, - You get colors exactly like those that mimic brown-red/birchen very well.
     
  6. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you, btw what do Tolbunt colored chickens look like?
     
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  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Quote:So what doesn't make it a partridge?

    I have partridge cochins. Here's a pic of the breeding pair.

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    The coloring looks alot like my partridge hen.

    I'm not being snarky, just curious.
     
  8. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    EE's are mutt's. They are cross breeds. Therefore they have no true variety (ie: color or pattern) as defined by the SOP.
     
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:That's what I thought but was keeping my fingers shut. We had an EE that we at first thought was a Delaware Pullet.
     
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:So what doesn't make it a partridge?

    I have partridge cochins. Here's a pic of the breeding pair.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/11594_ppair.jpg

    The coloring looks alot like my partridge hen.

    I'm not being snarky, just curious.

    I've been told that Partridge is Black Breasted Red (Red Duckwing).
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010

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