Ruben Solorio is donating this sharp-looking rare “DeRoy” Mottled Almond young cock bird from his Courtney Family of birds. This young bird is out of his top producing pairs. Ruben has been very successful competitively with these Courtney birds, other flyers have also had good success with birds from Ruben. Don’t miss out on this beauty!
The color DeRoy is not only unique because of its peculiar spelling, but also because it has the stipple factor-like Almond. DeRoy is colored between red and yellow (cord-duroy). The wings are slightly brighter, similar to a fink marking. Dark mahogany sprinkles often appear in the body’s plumage. As far as pictures or reliable descriptions from the past are present, DeRoy was self and without white in the shield.
The genetic code of DeRoy was only found in the 1930s by Christie and Wriedt. Before this, they were partially thrown together with Agates. This explains a part of the incorrect statements on heredity in the old literature. Red and yellow agates are not pieds, although they show a color-white contrast after the molt. They leave the nest in a single color and then get more or less white feathers in the shield, which can lead to white shields. Primaries and tail remain colored. In some exceptional cases, they remain self, which – if they come from Almond strains – does not diminish their breeding value. This white factor is only shown in Recessive Red and thus in Agates. It is not applied to color classes with a black base color like Kites and Golddun. These show no white in pure strains.
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