What Color Are These Keets???

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  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the one on the right is a Coral Blue and the one beside him is a Lavender. I think the other one beside the Lavender is Buff? Not sure.
    The other ones I have no clue...
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    Ashley
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  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could the others be pied? I'm not sure either, I only have pearls and I just got some white babies. They were getting kinda big at the farm store and nobody was buying the whites so I took a couple.
     
  3. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What others?
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 3 nearest the camera, the ones you said "The other ones I have no clue...".
     
  5. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, ok. I don't think so, I will check tomorrow.
     
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The lil guy next to the Lavender (Pied Lavender actually) is a Buff Dundotte (I'm guessing male because it look light in the pic), and the other 3 are either Browns or Cinnamons, depending on which breeder you ask.. I'd say 2 Hens on the outsides, with a male in the middle.

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    Judging by the width of their head markings, they are not Pied.
     
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  7. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How can you tell that 2 of the browns are female and the other is male?
     
  8. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Hens are always darker than the males, (usually the case in all the birds in the tan gene family... Buff Dundottes, Buffs, Browns, Cinnamons etc.)
     
  9. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:But isn't the one darker than the other 2?
     
  10. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me the one in the middle looks lighter on it's wide head stripe, and the feathers that are coming in also look lighter. That's why I'm guessing male on that one.

    With my breeding flock of mixed colors, there can a little overlap and confusion on IDing keets in the tan gene family (they can be difficult to ID if you do not know exactly what the color it's parents were and what they were split to)... for example a young female Buff Dundotte keet can easily be mistaken for a male Brown or a male Cinnamon keet... they look very much alike. You really won't know until you hear the little Hens start buck-wheating. Since I have Buff Dundottes, Cinnamons and Browns all breeding freely in my mixed color breeding flock (and all the birds have a really diverse genetic background) I try to give my best guess when IDing young keets of these colors, or I'll keep them until they are old enough for me to accurately figure out what color and sex they are. (Most people just buy straight runs of un-sexed young keets from me tho and don't really care what colors they are getting, they just want a flock of pretty birds... but I do like to accurately ID the ones I keep for myself, or for people that are asking for certain colors). And like I've mentioned before... the color name that a lot of different breeders and hatcheries give to certain colors varies in the tan family,just depends on who you ask. And then you can add in the factor that every bird of one color name is sometimes not the exact same color shade, even if they are the same sex or even out of the same 2 parent birds. Confusing huh? [​IMG]
     

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