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Pekin colour help!

Post by Blitzen » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:38 pm

Hi all,

Just registered here, since the old pekin forum ceased.

Ok, I have a black pekin hens in with a black and white (black splash?) frizzle pekin cock.

I know of blue and lavender splash, but can you get black splash?

I have raised many of his chicks since last year, and they are all uniform in colour - being born black and white, then feathering up with alot of black, with white appearing later.

I know they are not black mottled, as the black mottled genetics would require both parents to be black mottled.
These guys have just confused me.

I have attached pics of the black and white frizzle dad, some pics of his 10mth old smooth feathered son, and some 11 week old daughters. The 11 week olds are guaranteed to end up with as much white on them as the 10mth old son - the colour is very true and uniform.

So - is it black splash??
10 mth son
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10 mth son
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Re: Pekin colour help!

Post by Rooster » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:42 pm

Wow, can't help I'm new to this - but he is a mighty fine looking Pekin... I'm sure someone will help though, there's a few from the PB forum registered here.


Re: Pekin colour help!

Post by Blitzen » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:47 pm

and the 11 wk daughters............
11 wk daughter
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11 wk daughter
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Re: Pekin colour help!

Post by Sally » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:37 am

Hi Blitzen,
I havent a clue on the colour, but they are beautiful :D
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Re: Pekin colour help!

Post by snifter » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:11 pm

You may find the pullets lose those white tips as they mature.

I had a black trio and the frizzle lad from them also had white tips that went by the time he was mature.

I'd not like to say what he leans toward. I don't think any known colour tbh. As Dad is a mish mash coluring and the hen is black, he seems to have fallen somewhere in between.

They may both carry the mottle gene. I have a mottle cock bird and a black and splash hen. Got blues, blacks and a splash from the hatch. Breeding a black gene carrying pullet back to the cock bird next year should see me get some mottles from them.
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