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What color is this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 6chickens in St. Charles, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The splash is no longer pure white. He has a golden glow about him. This is one day after a bath and blow dry. The golden hue is either very mutt-ly, or OMG special!

    His name was Pearl, because he used to irridesce purply blue like a pearl or white opal. But he became a lttle boy and we call him Eddie Vedder. His dad is a blue silkie, mom is blue mixed silkie/black rosecomb. Now he irridesces brassy, yellow, gold. He has a few golden feathers under the long neck feathers. People say he's a real "looker". He's 9 months old.

    Is this "partridge"?

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  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is splash. The color is referred to brassy by chicken fanciers. It happens to birds that are white or silver and in your case splash. I have not read any research on the brassy expression; people have ideas of why it occurs but I have not seen any data that would support the ideas.

    It is not partridge. Partridge in the USA refers to a bird that has concentric penciling as a secondary color pattern on a gold ground color. Partridge was also used to refer to a bird that was brown at the E locus. Partridge can refer to other variates in other countries.

    Tim
     
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  3. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Tim.
     

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