what is that pattern and how to get it?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kurka, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. kurka

    kurka Out Of The Brooder

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    i've found this on web:
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    this is some kind of silkie x sultan cross[?] i'm not sure with sultan parent. 5 fingers and dark skin = silkie i think
    i guess it is kind of incomplete spangling but how to get this by crossing chicks ? i think it looks so lovely, that hearts:D
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it kinda reminds me of quail color. maybe a d'anver cross I want a bird with hearts too [​IMG]
     
  3. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Valentine....... see the hearts? [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Red Quill

    not my bird
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  5. Prism Poultry

    Prism Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    We have several Polish that look very similar to that. We have them in Buff, Silver, and Gold. They are the foundation to our "Spangled" project Polish breeding program.
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree that is proabably a Polish X Silkie. The color looks more like incomplete lacing like you can see in a lot of hatchery Silver laced Wyandottes that look more spangled than laced. I would guess crossing Buff or Partridge Silkies with a Golden laced polish would get you something like that.
     
  7. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I don't know, but Oooo-la-la!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Harlequin

    Harlequin Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:the silver laced wyandottes i have look like that incomplete lacing, two are spangled like that and two are the standard looking [​IMG] very cool looking chicken, i love mutts
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:the silver laced wyandottes i have look like that incomplete lacing, two are spangled like that and two are the standard looking [​IMG] very cool looking chicken, i love mutts

    Yep, there is so much variation in hatchery Wyandottes its said, they range from that spangled look to some that are nearly solid black with just a narrow streak of silver down the center of the feather, then sometimes you can find some with decent lacing. But thats what I believe the OPs bird is. Imcomplete Golden laced.
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Looks like a melanized duckwing to me, honestly. . . Perhaps even some columbian in there.

    I do believe it's got some patterning genes (like lacing) that are only partial/incomplete, but that black head really tells me this one has some duckwing in there. It honestly has a very Easter-Egger type color, just with perhaps some melanizer.
     

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