What do I call this coloring?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peeppeeppeep, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep In the Brooder

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    I hope someone can help me out! This is a blue something marans rooster but it doesn't look like any of the other blue marans varieties I have seen. My girls are blue splash and they came from the same hatch. I would just like to know what to call this rooster (besides Rod Stewart. Doesn't he look like a rock star?).


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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's a Blue Birchen, although like most Blue Birchens out there, he's poorly colored and has gold in there.
     
  3. piccolini

    piccolini Songster

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    Haha he does look like a rock star. As far as I know this is called "Lavender Calico" but I'm only saying that because there were some silkies that I saw pics of that were the same color being advertied as this color.
    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    He's handsom! [​IMG] [​IMG].

    Wicked sharp spurrs aswell!

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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:There are no Lavender colors in Marans, in fact few breeds have the Lavender gene. [​IMG] Silkies are notoriously known for having a LOT of colors, many of them with "hobby names" such as Lavender Calico.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Pretty roo, I have a bantam roo that is almost that exact color. [​IMG]
     
  7. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep In the Brooder

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    Poorly colored Birchen, huh? Well I think he is gorgeous!! [​IMG] I like the gold in his feathers.

    Thank you for letting me know! That explains why I couldn't find a photo to match him.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If you're not breeding him to be standard-perfect, then the poor coloring doesn't matter. [​IMG] I just say it to explain why he wouldn't look like a normal Blue Birchen.
     
  9. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep In the Brooder

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    No worries, Ilia. I love Rod no matter what. I think he's sexy (unlike the real Rod Stewart!). He's got even more gold in his neck feathering in real life - looks just like a bleached rock star. Plus, he is the gentlest chickenest rooster on the ranch.


    Thanks again for helping me identify his breed.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  10. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    I dont think his coloring has a spacific name sence he looks to have some sort of mix down the line or something.
    Very handsome boy though!
     

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