What Color is my Pheonix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LeaderStorm, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. LeaderStorm

    LeaderStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. I recently got a pheonix rooster and he has some strange coloring. He looks like a silver but he also has some spangle patterns on his chest and some golden coloring on his wings. Both of his parents were silver.

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's a golden. And by golden I mean he has both silver and gold alleles, which makes him to have a light colored hackle and saddle, with golden, red, and irridescent wings.

    A true gold duckwing would be very red and black; a silver duckwing would have no red or gold on it whatsoever. [​IMG]

    He does have poor coloring though - One should not have any color than black on the chest.
     
  3. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is handsome.
     
  4. LeaderStorm

    LeaderStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So, I'm assuming he wouldn't make a good show bird? Or will he grow out of it(he's only 4 months old) and become on type of coloring?


    Quote:Thank you.
    He is very pretty. [​IMG]
     
  5. punky rooster

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    where did you get him from?
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I agree with what Illia said and I will add-
    He's not a pure Pheonix.
    And in a show if he isn't DQ'ed he will be placed very low.

    The reason I say this is that he has Red earlobes [​IMG]
    Pheonix should have White earlobes.

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  7. LeaderStorm

    LeaderStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I got him from somebody's daughter who shows phoenixs. We were told his mom was a champion and both the dad and the mom came from breeders.

    I'm also wondering if we were lied to. The daughter had two birds she was getting rid of because they weren't up to standard. Apparently when the lady told the daughter I was planning on showing it she got one of the birds she was planning on showing. After what I'm hearing I'm thinking we actually did get one of the bad ones.


    Quote:That's what I thought. I think the lady who gave him to us lied to us. Oh well. I guess I'm going to have to go back to my original plan of buying one from a real breeder.
     
  8. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    If I was in your situation and I had any guts, I would have a lovely chat with the breeder. I don't like dishonest people, assuming you were indeed lied to.


    Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  9. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    even if hes not pure breed....hes quite a cutie thought![​IMG]
     
  10. LeaderStorm

    LeaderStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I was looking at him recently and I noticed that his earlobes are actually turning white. His coloring seems a little different but he still has the "spangling" on his chest and the golden coloring on his wings. Here are some updated photos however. I'm just curious if anyone thinks maybe he will eventually get white earlobes and maybe even if the terrible coloring might get better. I also think he may be a bantam as he is incredibly tiny.

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    Ignore the fact his tail is in such terrible shape. As soon as it started to drag the ground it got ratty and now it doesn't even drag anymore. [​IMG]
     
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