"trying to get the proper straw coloring"
|Buff bantam rooster from John. One of my black gold hens in front. A creamy buff hen in the background from a prior buff cross. Perhaps the buff is too orange - none of the chicks are straw colored yet.|
|Left to right: A rather orange black gold from the bantam black gold cross with a large fowl buff; a very light straw young cockerel from a black line with a light gold neck cross; and a blue gold rooster from blue Cree lines. The straw gold coloring on the blue and black is the pretty much the same.|
|My brand new proper straw colored rooster from Mike with the same orange hued rooster from above. Mike says my new roo he sent me could be a few shades lighter but probably carries the genes for lighter straw coloring. I think he's gorgeous. It's interesting how type suffered from the cross with the large fowl buff in the orange roo.|
|Mike's straw rooster with the young and gangly black/straw large fowl cockerel. The cockerel's straw color is much lighter. He matches real oat straw.|