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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:45 pm 
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Can anyone tell me what colours you need to breed Red Splash or Harliquin Pekins?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:38 am 
there was a heated debate over it a couple of years or so back.

it is not quite a simple one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:49 pm 
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Hi Ruff, Thanks for that. I did another search and found this thread. Is this the one you were talking about?
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7957066&hilit
Very informative, Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:00 am 
yes that is the one, i had forgotten all my blab but not the topic or mr smith. i would so love to know who he is.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:13 am 
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Ha - that (Mr Smith) gave me a laugh for the morning Ruff!
I personally always assumed that a 'red splash' would be a blue red (partridge or wheaten base) bred to each other to creat a blue splashed bird with a red toned saddle and collar in the male? Or . . a splash (ie 2 dose blue) on any base with the addition of mahogany??
Is this colour commonly phenotypically called a harlequin? In my head the term harlequin implies mottling . .but maybe that's not the case :oops:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:30 pm 
to really know what it is i would have to get a rooster and cross it to a couple of different hens i know the genetics of. it could be an eb. you have to imagine what the bird would be where it had no blue otherwise. those red splashes are tricky.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:37 am 
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Is this colour commonly phenotypically called a harlequin?

No ,it is a Pekin hobby name, in American Game it's called Butcher's Apron.
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In my head the term harlequin implies mottling .

Harlequin is a Black & White mottling in Pit & other Games.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Thanks Blackdotte.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:24 pm 
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We breed a few of these each year from our Blue Red breeding. It was explained to me that - " you get a pecentage of Splash when you breed Blue X Blue, so its the same when you breed Blue Red X Blue Red, you get a percentage of Red Splash." Which to me makes sence. We often get a few males but females come along very seldom. We have not bred them together as it is not one of the many colours we are breeding.

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This is a fellow we bred last season.

They called them Harlequin at the Australian National Pekin Show and there have been fair numbers the past few years from a variety of breeders.

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I have bred quite a few of these just in the last year, by accident. Mine are 'splash tailed wheaten' genetically. So yes, blue red x blue red, eWh based.

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