what is a duckwing chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chris Barletter, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Chris Barletter

    Chris Barletter New Egg

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    Seen one at an auction today and was wondering what they meant by duckwing.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Duckwing is a color. There is several different colors of duckwing too. Fawn Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, Chocolate Duckwing. To name a few.
    Here is my Fawn Duckwing OEGB.
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  3. Chris Barletter

    Chris Barletter New Egg

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    Thanks .That clears that up.Also, with all the differnt colors on a chicken how does one call this bird that or that bird this?
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    You welcome. Beats me there is about 10,000 different colors of chickens and I dont know a tenth of them. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Well, part of it is pattern, one of which is what duckwing is. Notice how the ends of the wings are a solid colour that matches the hackle & saddle? That is duckwing. Fawn because his body is fawn coloured.
     
  6. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
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    [​IMG] look st those spurs!, how does/did he sit? LMAO

    duckwings are pretty [​IMG]
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Very carefully, [​IMG]
     
  8. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duckwing is a color pattern. BBRed, Blue Red, Silver Duckwing, Golden Duckwing and Wheaton are a few.
     
  9. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Partridge, Duckwing, Black brested red and wheaten males all have the duckwing.
    Black brested red is in fact a duckwing without the silver (thus "gold duckwing" i.m.o.). As is light brown.
    The "geneticists" among us use "duckwing" to denote the wildtype e-allele e+.

    Birchen and extended blacks (solid) don't have the groundcolor wing triangle.
     
  10. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just Googled "what is a duckwing chicken' and it brought me rightback to BYC!!!
    All this time...all of a couple of months that is! LOL!!! I thought duckwing must mean something about the way the wings were held!!!
    Now I know!!
     

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