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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:36 am 
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Hi :) I've been wondering what colour my Pekin Bantam 'Sooty' is. The breeder said she'll be a Furnace colour, but she has the black tipped feathers over her aswell. She's probably about 14 weeks old now and growing every day!
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And this is Pumpkin, our other Pekin. The breeder said she's too light to be Buff, but will she darken with age? She's about 11 weeks old.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:44 am 
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the top bird looks blue not furnace, while the second bird is a wheaten.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:26 am 
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Yes the top bird looks blue , the tint of buff.orange would suggest she may have some wheaten in her background.The second one is typical of wheaten with the darker cap and light breast.cheers pam

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thanks for your help guys :) does the red face settle at all? or will Pumpkin always have a red face?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:54 pm 
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? red face? the comb and face will get redder as they age if thats what you mean,cheers pam

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:06 pm 
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she has red skin around her eyes and ears

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INDEX noted.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:06 am 
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the red is normal and quite a good sign as it shows they are healthy and not anaemic :) They are lovely little birds and Im sure you will have heaps of fun with them...have to say Im a little partial to a wheaton pekin..(do have a few lol)
You will notice the red will increase as they mature and start laying for you...would love to see pics in a few moths its amazing how much they change...best of luck and welcome to the world of pekin, but be warned they are very addictive :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:15 am 
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Pekins have what's called an 'asiatic face' which involves a lot of red skin around the eyes and a few folds, rather than having a feathered face like European breeds often do. Your birds will develop this as they grow.

Sooty is a red-blue, the blue version of a red-brown. She will probably develop more gold lacing in her hackle. Pumpkin is a wheaten, possibly what I call a 'Champagne Wheaten' given the yellowness of her hackle; that's wheaten with a dose of Cb from a buff line.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:05 pm 
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sorry shairlyn, must disagree with you here, sooty is not a red blue(or a blue red), she is not the blue version of brown red. she is a blue with red on her neck, she does not have enough lacing etc. a blue red has quite a distinct pattern.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:09 pm 
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this is a picture of champion blue red hen at last year's pekin show
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:32 pm 
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So will Sooty's colour on her neck change at all? The breeder said she'd be a furnace and showed my her dad who was a furnace. And what's with the black splodges?

I'll take some new pics of them tonight, those pics where taken the first day I got them a few weeks ago and they've certainly filled out since then

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:22 pm 
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caladenia wrote:
this is a picture of champion blue red hen at last year's pekin show ...


<small hijak> Caladenia - Where is this Pekin Show of which you speak?? :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:34 pm 
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this was the one at maitland nsw :) i flew over for a look see, it was hosted by one of the national pekin bodies.................. :oops: :oops: :oops: and to some people's horror i get them mixed up so i wn't try to say which one as i am bound to say hte wrong one :aaargh: :rofl: :rofl: :aaargh: :oops: :oops:

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So will Sooty's colour on her neck change at all? The breeder said she'd be a furnace and showed my her dad who was a furnace. And what's with the black splodges?


i doubt it, she will likely have a red neck, but i don't think she looks like she will be furnace at all. blues often have black splodges on them if they are not of show quality.......and even show quality birds can have the odd black feather :thumbs:

this is a picture of a furnace pekin, as you can see your bird would have to do a fairly major colour change to match it ( i am not sure but i think hte image belongs to farmland08)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:07 pm 
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Here are updated photos for whoever it was that asked

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Oh wow they're terrible photos, I'll take some better ones in some better light

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