Re: Spanish Pouter Champions There are Khaki's going around the US, or what might be Khaki (dilute brown), I am not sure if that's what they are or not. I got mine (Carmello) from Gail and she just calls them Yellows. I am not sure if they are true Khakis or really Brown Qualmonds. If they are dilute (Khaki) why hasn't dilute shown up in any other colors but Brown? It's a mystery to me.
Here's my Carmello. I lost him after only a month and I am still sad over it. The color in the video doesn't do him justice. He was nice and yellow.
Re: Spanish Pouter Champions really nice! sorry for your loss I have yet to locate the law of physics that states that disease/predators and death in general has to start with your best or at least your favorite animals....that color really is nice looking on the spanish bird though.
Re: Spanish Pouter Champions I agree Alan, Qualmond or Faded, I'd be surprised if it is dilute, it's not a modifier found in the Spanish pouters, apart from recent introduction to Marcheneros, and these are largely outside of Spain.
Re: Spanish Pouter Champions Interesting, I never considered Faded. Another mystery I have is this brown Qualmond hen pictured below is proven to be of the checker pattern. The mystery is, she is not "yellowish" like Carmello and others. Could it be that with the Yellowish colored birds one is Faded and the other Qualmond? Or is the difference because of other factors involved such as pattern or darkening factors. OR is it possible she isn't brown at all? I am certain she is a true Qualmond from the many offspring I got from her when mated with a wild type cоck.
Re: Spanish Pouter Champions I think it's just down to variation in expression, you find the same thing with Tortoiseshell grizzles, some show more bronzing than others, just depends what modifiers are actually there, and their hetero/homozygosity.