Would this be a possibility? New chicken color idea!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BirdNut, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    So, I was browsing the OEGB thread in my leisure time, and found some stunning pictures of Crele birds. Crele happens to be one of my favorite colors, and the best part, in my opinion, is the hackle and saddle feathers, which are patterned with stunning golden and copper barring.Would it be possible to attain a bird who is completely covered in this pattern?

    I'm not necessarily thinking of the existing color, Lemon Cuckoo: [​IMG]

    I'm thinking of a pattern with richer, more contrasted stripes like what you see on this example's hackles and saddle: [​IMG]

    Lemon Cuckoo example courtesy of Feathersite, Crele OEG example courtesy of BYC user MAllen.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I imagine anything is possible.
     
  3. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Well, I would think it would be, but then again, I've read that Red-laced blue is impossible. [​IMG]
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed were you thinking of creating with this color? [​IMG]
     
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  5. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I imagine it would be easiest to accomplish on an OEG, Brahma, or even a Polish, considering that they already have related patterns (Crele, Lemon cuckoo, etc.). I would love to see it on any bird.
     
  6. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    I seem to recall a photo of a red-barred rooster on here a while back. Believe he was a mixed breed, and very beautiful.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Are you talking a pattern like this?
    Here is a Red Barred Plymouth Rock from the U.K. the pattern there is known as a, "Red Striped" or, "Rood Gestreept" .
    [​IMG]
    (Not My Bird)

    Chris
     
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  8. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i think it is possible:D

    chris,just when i thougtht i was getting close to having all the rock varieties you come up with this.[​IMG]
     
  9. BirdNut

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    Quote:Precisely what I was thinking; darn, I thought I was the first one to think of it. Then Chris had to come and ruin it! [​IMG]

    Just kidding. Thanks for sharing that beautiful picture. I would love to see that on other breeds!
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, sounds like you want a Red Barred bird:

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    The image above is a cockerel owned by Rooster-Spur.

    To do it, you'll need to use partridge based birds and introduce the columbian gene.
     

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