what color is this chicken? Calico Pigeon?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 6chickens in St. Charles, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. This little bantam hen started out as a silvery white solid chick. Now she's one year old. At first glance, she appears to be a plain gray pigeon strutting around with our chickens, but the more I look at her, the more zombie'd I get, mesmerized by her silvery, coppery, brassy multitude of colors. She's a little like an old calico quilt! Is there a name for this color pattern?

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    When she's broody, and all puffed up, she looks like an angel!

    I took all these pics on my iphone this afternoon, and she's missing quite a few feathers, our chickens have started their annual moult. Usually, her tail is rosecomb and blue. Its grey, but irridesces baby blue.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011
  2. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

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    i vote blue
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I don't know what you 'd call it - but she's really pretty ![​IMG]
     
  4. Quote:Thank you, says she.
     
  5. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

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    Wow! I don't know what color she is either but I think she is gorgeous...and I can see how you could get mesmerized by all her colors [​IMG]
     
  6. gumbii

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    sun faded blue...

    but yeah... she's a blue...
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    yup there sun faded Blue.

    Once they molt out they a nice Blue color.

    Chris
     
  8. Pickles03

    Pickles03 Chirping

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    OMGoodness what a beautiful hen!!

    ummm...do you have a rooster?? any fertile eggs to share with the rest of us? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. nurse_turtle

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    I call her stained glass serenity colored. I made that up just now....lol
     
  10. Hmm...looks like something altered her feathers half-way through a molt, OR she could be a mosaic....or any of what the others said...she reminds me of a "blue-cream" color in cats, which is calico with a dilution (black to blue, red to cream).
     

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