what color is this chicken? Calico Pigeon?

6chickens in St. Charles

Songster
10 Years
Mar 25, 2009
1,533
35
181
St. Charles, IL
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?









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.
 
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leadwolf1

Songster
8 Years
May 1, 2011
3,705
114
213
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
 

Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
10 Years
Jun 1, 2009
10,999
549
328
Ohio
yup there sun faded Blue.

Once they molt out they a nice Blue color.

Chris
 

AquaEyes

Songster
8 Years
Mar 4, 2011
1,664
53
161
Buffalo (but from Long Island)
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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