Which breeds exist in the golden duckwing color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Henrik Petersson, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Crowing

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    I have fallen in love with the golden duckwing color. Which breeds have it?
     

  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Lots of breeds carry this color . it happens when the bird has one copy of the silver gene and one copy of the gold Gene . It does not breed true.
     
  3. Phoenix has a golden duckwing variety and they breed true.
    Also check into araucana, old english and modern game.
     
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  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Moonshiner,
    Are we sure we are talking about Golden duckwing and not partridge or BBR?
    Many times people (not you) get them mixed up.
     
  5. Am i talking a true golden duckwing, a different gold based pattern that used a dilute to resemble a golden duckwing, a silver based bird using mahogany or such to look golden??? Idk. I just know what breeds have a variety called golden duckwing by the APA.
    I have raised a few golden pheonix and still have one rooster. They do seem to resemble a golden duckwing and breed true. Idk their exact genetics.
    What I do know is a male silver/gold based leghorn and its color refered to as a golden and that it wont breed true. I once came across a variety of leghorn oversees that was called a golden duckwing and was to be a true golden duckwing. I never found much info of their true genetics (i believe they were really a partridge) but looked into the golden duckwing pattern. Found the same info you have plus a whole can of worms about the trueness of their being such a pattern and a lot of ideas on how it could be created.
    I do know as far as having the true look and being able to breed true all I found was the pheonix and seen the others listed with the APA.
    Thinking back maybe there was a golden duckwing american game too.
     
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  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    That is really interesting about the Phoenix . I found the same type of info you did. it was just very confusing . I didn't know about the Phoenix and that's interesting about the game fowl too. I'll be a son-of-a-gun.
     

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