What Is This Really Strange Color? (purebred)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Featherland, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this chick in a bantam assortment. It is probably an OEGB but not 100% sure.
    What is this color? Also pullet or cockerel? It has really long legs like a cockerel
    but its comb is not as developed as much as the cockerels I have.
    It is almost 6 weeks old.
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  2. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to add I got it from Ideal.
     
  3. BGMatt

    BGMatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on their variety list I would put my money on a fawn red pullet. Hopefully it's markings will improve with age, have seen quite a few Ideal hatchery OEGB's and while their dispositions seem ok their type and color according the the SOP has never been very good.
     
  4. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I have never seen that color before. So what is your opinion cockerel or pullet?
     
  5. BGMatt

    BGMatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I'm right on variety it's certainly a pullet. If it was a cockerel the fawn in its chest would be showing more. Fawn Red is the same color pattern as black Breasted Red or Blue Red but with Fawn replacing the black or blue.
     
  6. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good to know. The comb says pullet to me, but oh those long legs!
     

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