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#1 2012-01-28 21:56:40

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
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Color of young pullet ?

I'm thinking that the color of this little girl is wrong :huh: You can kind of compare her to a golden colored girl behind her. Does she have too much grey/black color mixed in with the red, and is that too dark of a 'golden red' that we are striving for? They both have quite light colored faces. They are still young.

COLOR-FEMALE
COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EAR-LOBES:  Bright red.
BEAK:  Yellow.
EYES:  Brown.
HEAD:  Golden-red
NECK:  Dark golden-red. Lower neck feathers with a black stripe, slightly and irregularly barred with white, extending down the middle of each feather. Front of neck similar to breast.
BACK:  Golden-red.
TAIL:  Main tail black edged with golden-red. Shaft golden-red.
WINGS:  Front and bows dark golden-red. Bar and secondaries golden-red. Primaries golden-red with lower web of first few primary feathers black transitioning to golden-red. Primary coverts black edged with golden-red. When the wing is folded in the natural position only the golden-red color shows.
BREAST:  Light golden-red.
BODY AND FLUFF:  Light golden-red with faint and indistinct white barring. Stern irregularly and indistinctly barred with white and light golden-red. Fluff ivory.
LEGS AND TOES:  Lower thighs light golden-red. Shanks and toes yellow.
UNDERCOLOR OF ALL SECTIONS:  Ivory


http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/EOsJanuary282012009.jpg

XOX Monika

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#2 2012-01-28 22:08:40

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

Yes Monika, too much grey and more mahogany brown than the marradunnas. I'm thinking she looks like the gorria hen's daughter

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#3 2012-01-28 23:20:58

poplar girl
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

She has nice legs though.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#4 2012-01-28 23:54:37

Susan
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

Here's the Gorria hen who I think is her Momma


http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad24/Susan7935/EOsJanuary282012006.jpg

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#5 2012-01-29 01:36:53

Island Girl
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

Oh she is pretty too Susan, so if she is Gorria does that mean she is an EO variety but not one that is accepted as the standard?

XOX Monika

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#6 2012-01-29 01:43:31

Susan
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

There are 5 colour varieties of EO. Marradunna and  Gorria are 2 of them.  Because I have a gorria hen and roo, I want to start breeding the 2 colours separately. Just haven't started yet.

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#7 2012-01-29 01:48:23

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

I think I like that idea Susan. I really like this color of hen. So are all 5 varieties accepted in the standard? Or am I misunderstanding?

XOX Monika

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#8 2012-01-29 01:56:17

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

I agree they look very similar.  I would be breeding them separately as well, as they seem harder to find than the Marradunna now.

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#9 2012-01-29 15:11:17

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

There are 5 colours in the world right now (there may be other developing in the next few years in the US and here), 5 accepted to the Spanish and/or basque breed standards.  Canada only ever had 2 of those colours,  marraduna (Brown stripe) and solid Red (Gorria), like New Hampshire or just a solid gingery chestnut chicken.  The standard PG has been working on is for what we know we have and most people have, the Marradunna, though there are these 4 other colours.

Black Horse Ranch, I think put their two colours together so their birds show a lot of red.  The Gorria are just as friendly, we had them but it was when we just started and the hens had blue legs so we didn't know how to breed them so no longer have them.  By selectively breeding the reddish hens, we many be able to get rid of the black and get the solid red back and separate the Gorria back out.

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#10 2012-01-29 15:49:05

Young Heritage
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From: Gainesville, Georgia
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

Maybe in a few years there will be Zilarra and Beltza in the US :whistle: =D


FBCM and Euskal Oiloa

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#11 2012-01-29 16:02:02

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: Color of young pullet ?

:thumbsup: And maybe Millie and Llodiana!  :jumping:

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