Wheaten vs. Salmon Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Soltaria, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Soltaria

    Soltaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    This may be in the wrong forum, if so sorry about that.
    I did a search but couldn't find the answer to this. What is the difference between salmon color and wheaten color? I've never seen either color bird in person and it may just be due to my monitor's color settings but the pictures I have seen look very similar.
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Wheaten is paler and more buff color in almost all birds labeled 'wheaten' that I've seen, and salmon is much darker, red not yellow in color. That said I've seen some paler birds labeled salmon too.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. Soltaria

    Soltaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. The rooster salmon favorelles I've seen pics of are very light, alomst white looking.
     
  4. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    I know what you mean, that breed was the exact example I was thinking of when I wrote that I'd seen some 'salmon' labeled birds looking far lighter than 'salmon' means in any other breed. However I believe in some breeds the males become blonde or white after puberty, but both genders start 'salmon' and the hens remain 'salmon' so that's what the breed is named for.

    I think sometimes, too, they name them according to the type they wish they were, or are breeding towards, lol. It does seem wishful thinking sometimes when you see the poor quality types being labeled as belonging to this or that breed...

    Best wishes.
     

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