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Cream Backed

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HISTORY: In early 1960 Mr Bruce Read and Mr Dennis Glacken were in Ace Colony bird dealers of Westmead, Sydney when they discovered a very nice cream hen in a cabinet; however on closer inspection they found it was not Cream as it was pure white under the beak, they then thought it may be a 'Penguin'. Mr Dennis Glacken acquired the bird which he mated to a Grey cock bird. After several nests he realised that the bird was not a Penguin but a new mutation which he called Cream Backed. 


GENETICS: SEX-LINKED 

  • Cream-backed x Cream-backed = Cream-backed cocks and hens
  • CB x Grey = Grey/cb cocks and CB hens
  • Grey x CB = Grey/cb cocks and Grey hens
  • Grey/cb x CB = CB & Grey/cb cocks and Grey & CB hens
  • Grey/cb x Grey = Grey & Grey/cb cocks and Grey & CB hens *

 

* This mating is not recommended as it is visually impossible to detect which Greys are pure.

Substituting Grey with Fawn &/or CFW will give similar results.

 

SHOW FAULTS:

COCK

  • Body colour too light
  • Markings too dark or light

 

HEN

  • Body colour too Light
  • Pale tail coverts

AVAILABILITY: Low.

 

GENERAL: Cream-Backeds are held by very few breeders; which is a shame as a good Cream-Backed is a beautiful bird. It has been suggested that the Cream-Backed is the same as the CFW-Fawn, with a focus on a creamy back colour.

 

SHOW STANDARD:

COCK

  • Eyes  -  Dark
  • Beak  -  Red
  • Feet & Legs  -  Orange
  • Head, neck & wings  -  Dark cream
  • Underparts  -  White
  • Tear Drop  -  Fawn
  • Face Area  -  White
  • Breast Bar  -  Fawn
  • Cheek Lobes  -  Pale orange
  • Throat & Upper Breast  -  White, with fawn lines
  • Side Flanks  -  Pinkish fawn, with white spots
  • Tail Coverts  -  Fawn, with white bars
  • Tail  -  2 shade lighter than coverts
  • Rump  -  White 

HEN

  • As for cock, except side flanks replaced by dark cream; throat, upper breast & cheek lobes replaced by white.
  • Beak  -  Reddish-orange

Cream Backed

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HISTORY: In early 1960 Mr Bruce Read and Mr Dennis Glacken were in Ace Colony bird dealers of Westmead, Sydney when they discovered a very nice cream hen in a cabinet; however on closer inspection they found it was not Cream as it was pure white under the beak, they then thought it may be a 'Penguin'. Mr Dennis Glacken acquired the bird which he mated to a Grey cock bird. After several nests he realised that the bird was not a Penguin but a new mutation which he called Cream Backed. 

GENETICS: SEX-LINKED 

  • Cream-backed x Cream-backed = Cream-backed cocks and hens
  • CB x Grey = Grey/cb cocks and CB hens
  • Grey x CB = Grey/cb cocks and Grey hens
  • Grey/cb x CB = CB & Grey/cb cocks and Grey & CB hens
  • Grey/cb x Grey = Grey & Grey/cb cocks and Grey & CB hens *

 

* This mating is not recommended as it is visually impossible to detect which Greys are pure.

Substituting Grey with Fawn &/or CFW will give similar results.

 

SHOW FAULTS:

COCK

  • Body colour too light
  • Markings too dark or light

 

HEN

  • Body colour too Light
  • Pale tail coverts

AVAILABILITY: Low.

 

GENERAL: Cream-Backeds are held by very few breeders; which is a shame as a good Cream-Backed is a beautiful bird. It has been suggested that the Cream-Backed is the same as the CFW-Fawn, with a focus on a creamy back colour.

 

SHOW STANDARD:

COCK

  • Eyes  -  Dark
  • Beak  -  Red
  • Feet & Legs  -  Orange
  • Head, neck & wings  -  Dark cream
  • Underparts  -  White
  • Tear Drop  -  Fawn
  • Face Area  -  White
  • Breast Bar  -  Fawn
  • Cheek Lobes  -  Pale orange
  • Throat & Upper Breast  -  White, with fawn lines
  • Side Flanks  -  Pinkish fawn, with white spots
  • Tail Coverts  -  Fawn, with white bars
  • Tail  -  2 shade lighter than coverts
  • Rump  -  White 

HEN

  • As for cock, except side flanks replaced by dark cream; throat, upper breast & cheek lobes replaced by white.
  • Beak  -  Reddish-orange