What is the proper Color called on this rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicks_N_Horses, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
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    I know what breed he is but what would his coloring be called?

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  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    wheaton maybe?
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Columbian?
     
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The closest you will get is probably columbian.
     
  5. whatthecluck

    whatthecluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:shows you how much I know! I thought wheaton was "wheat" colored or golden yikes...off to google wheaton images [​IMG]
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:shows you how much I know! I thought wheaton was "wheat" colored or golden yikes...off to google wheaton images [​IMG]

    You're right. Don't be so hard on yourself. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
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    Hmmm I had never even heard of columbian coloring


    He is just known as 'the white chicken' around here lol
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

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  9. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Thanks, I found it.

    Is columbian a good coloring to have? Is it a popular color?


    I was thinking of breeding him to my EE hen and hatching out a few chicks.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    There is no "good" or "bad" colour. There are recognised colours/varieties, and for showing and breeding for sale this can be important, but for breeding your own birds for your backyard flock, do what makes you happy.


    Wheaten males have a mostly black body; females have a wheat-coloured body: (from feathersite)
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