What would you call this color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by egg0, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. egg0

    egg0 Out Of The Brooder

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    I realize this guy is a splash but it also has this bronze color on it's wings. Do u know if this wing color will be pass down? His brother also is a splash with the same coloring. They came from a hen that is a blue Ameraucana. It's father is a blue half Ameraucana and half Maran. He also had this bronze color on the wings. I'm trying to see what this is called and if it will be pass down to it's offspring. Thanks!
     
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    There's not really a name for it, it's not standard in any breed. The genes that cause the red are various red enhancers such as Mahogany and Autosomal Red. When it's coming through like that it's often called leakage; as in a Splash bird with red leakage. Red leakage in the shoulders (and hackle and saddle) is generally pretty heritable so I'd say most of his sons and possibly some daughters will have similar red coloration... depending on course on exactly what hen he's crossed over.
     
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  3. egg0

    egg0 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the info!
     

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