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Fawn 


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 HISTORY: In 1935 two 'Fawn' hens were trapped at Coward Springs, SA by Mr Mick Lewitska. He sent these birds to his brother, Fred, in Adelaide who developed the Fawn mutation. During the development of the Fawn he produced birds called 'smokies' (similar to the current day Dilute Blue).  It is my belief that 1 or both the Fawn hens were in fact Creams; hence the appearance of ‘smokies’ during the establishment of the Fawn.

 

GENETICS: SEX-LINKED 

  • Fawn x Fawn = Fawn cocks and hens
  • Fawn x Grey = Grey/fawn cocks and Fawn hens 
  • Grey x Fawn = Grey/fawn cocks and Grey hens
  • Grey/fawn x Fawn = Fawn & Grey/fawn cocks and Grey & Fawn hens
  • Grey/fawn x Grey = Grey & Grey/fawn cocks and Grey & Fawn hens  *

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

 

SHOW FAULTS:

 

COCK

  • Body colour washed/faded
  • Extension of cheek lobes
  • Wings edged 'ginger &/or white'
  • Under parts not white

 

HEN

  • Body colour washed/faded
  • Faint breast bar
  • Ghost cheek lobe

 

AVAILABILITY:  Common

 

GENERAL:      After Grey, Fawn is the next most important colour mutation. Anyone interested in Fawn Series birds should have a stud of quality Fawns to work with.

 

SHOW STANDARD:

 

COCK

  • Eyes  -   Dark
  • Beak  -   Red
  • Feet & Legs  -   Orange
  • Head, neck & wings  -   Fawn
  • Under parts  -  White to buff near vent
  • Tear Drop  -  Dark brown
  • Face Area  -  White
  • Breast Bar  -  Dark brown
  • Cheek Lobes  -  Orange-brown
  • Throat & Upper Breast  -  Fawn, with dark brown lines
  • Side Flanks  -  Reddish-brown, with white spots
  • Tail Coverts  -  Dark brown, with white bars
  • Tail  -  1 shade lighter than coverts
  • Rump  -  White


HEN 

  • As for cock, except all cock markings replaced by fawn.
  • Beak  -  Reddish-orange

 Fawn

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 HISTORY: In 1935 two 'Fawn' hens were trapped at Coward Springs, SA by Mr Mick Lewitska. He sent these birds to his brother, Fred, in Adelaide who developed the Fawn mutation. During the development of the Fawn he produced birds called 'smokies' (similar to the current day Dilute Blue).  It is my belief that 1 or both the Fawn hens were in fact Creams; hence the appearance of ‘smokies’ during the establishment of the Fawn.

 

GENETICS: SEX-LINKED 

  • Fawn x Fawn = Fawn cocks and hens
  • Fawn x Grey = Grey/fawn cocks and Fawn hens 
  • Grey x Fawn = Grey/fawn cocks and Grey hens
  • Grey/fawn x Fawn = Fawn & Grey/fawn cocks and Grey & Fawn hens
  • Grey/fawn x Grey = Grey & Grey/fawn cocks and Grey & Fawn hens  *

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

 
SHOW FAULTS:
 
COCK
  • Body colour washed/faded
  • Extension of cheek lobes
  • Wings edged 'ginger &/or white'
  • Under parts not white
 
HEN
  • Body colour washed/faded
  • Faint breast bar
  • Ghost cheek lobe
 
AVAILABILITY:  Common
 
GENERAL:      After Grey, Fawn is the next most important colour mutation. Anyone interested in Fawn Series birds should have a stud of quality Fawns to work with.
 
SHOW STANDARD:
 
COCK
  • Eyes  -   Dark
  • Beak  -   Red
  • Feet & Legs  -   Orange
  • Head, neck & wings  -   Fawn
  • Under parts  -  White to buff near vent
  • Tear Drop  -  Dark brown
  • Face Area  -  White
  • Breast Bar  -  Dark brown
  • Cheek Lobes  -  Orange-brown
  • Throat & Upper Breast  -  Fawn, with dark brown lines
  • Side Flanks  -  Reddish-brown, with white spots
  • Tail Coverts  -  Dark brown, with white bars
  • Tail  -  1 shade lighter than coverts
  • Rump  -  White
SHOW FAULTS:
COCK HEN
Pale body colour Faint breast bar
Wings edged 'fawn' &/or 'white' Ghost cheek lobes
Under parts not white
Uneven breast bar
Blurred flank spots
HEN 
  • As for cock, except all cock markings replaced by fawn.
  • Beak  -  Reddish-orange