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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:51 am 
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Ive been watching Shairlyns thread on her wheaten pekins for some time , that colour really appeals to me as does furnace ; ive been thinking of getting more into breeding a standard colour (instead of the mixed backyard group i have now) and at the auction i went to on Saturday i saw these very pretty pullets and i simply couldnt pass up the opportunity :laughing
So...introducing my new girls (photos taken in the travelling cage - will get more today in their quarantine quarters)
Pullet number 1 - she has a blue hackle...not totally sure if she is wheaten or buff?
Hopefully someone more up on pekin colours will comment :-D
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Number 2 - wheaten hen with red hackle....and number 3 (pullet) is behind her , more goldy hackle
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:14 am 
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Very pretty I think it needs to be said that you have a serious chook obsession :laughing Enjoy them.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:17 am 
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Very pretty girls!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:07 pm 
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Wow - I love the first one best. But no idea if she is wheaten or not (not up on Pekin colour at all, but to me the second one looks what I would call wheaten)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:28 pm 
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lovely birds
the first one looks like a blue tail wheaten (ie black replaced with blue) while the second one, from the pic looks like a possible white tail wheaten. however if she has black in her tail or primary wing feathers, she is the normal wheaten colour.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:20 am 
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Thanks everyone !
im really taken with this colour.... (personally would love to see some wheaten wyandottes :-D ) i think they would really suit this soft colour.
and thanks Caladenia with your pekin colour expertise :-D ....i was hoping she may be a blue tailed wheaten.
The other girl does have black in her flight feather wingtips so im guessing she is a regular wheaten.

cheers all :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:00 pm 
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And here is my new furnace rooster , named Nero...not looking his entire best with moulting.
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And one of his lovely new consorts
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Gorgeous looking birds angelcake!

Number 1 might be a Buff x Wheaten, I have a couple and they look like that and mine have blue tails. If so then she should throw 50:50 normal wheaten and 'champagne wheaten' like herself.
Number 2 is a very classic Wheaten hen, lovely colour there.
Nero is a very handsome looking fellow I love the 'flames' in his saddle.
Nero's consort looks like she has one copy of Melanotic giving her that nice, dark hackle. Put to Nero you should get some offspring with two copies, who will have dark backs. I believe that's what you're aiming for.

Altogether a lovely little flock to start the project with, I can't wait to see the next generation. Thanks for sharing! (Sorry if I may have contributed to the chook addiction!)

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Ooh that last pullet is the prettiest ever!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:21 am 
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Thanks Shairlyn and Levrette ,

I think they are a stunning colour , and yep , my aim with the furnace is to breed towards a more melanised wheaten colour , im looking forward to next seasons breeding :-D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:18 pm 
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More pekin photos :laughing

Miss Furnace inspecting an old milk crate
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And threes a crowd , Nero the rooster with the other furnace pullet , and a blue wheaten
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Beautiful Angel :thumbs: they will make some nice babies.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:39 pm 
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Thanks Redjo , i think they are just lovely little birds , .....cant wait for breeding season :-D


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Oh they're lovely angelcake. Such pretty colours. I love the furnace.
Pekins are adorable I just love the way they move like they're walking with slippers on :-D

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Updated photo of them
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