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Several of the varieties I keep can breed from a single (carefully chosen) mating - which is all part of the fun of   the breed. To add to the fun I am also developing new and non-standard varieties.  Some of which are now breeding true but others still throw the occasional "one-off" -which are often truly unique and often very beautiful..

 
  • Partridge* (known as the "Royalty of the Show pen".  Males: enhanced traditional farmyard cockerel colouring, yellow, orange, red and black with a green sheen.  Females: soft beige background with tracery of fine concentric black rings following the outline of each feather and gold hackles) 
  • Silver Pencilled*(as partridge but males black and white, i.e. all colours except black are replaced with white, females:  tracery of fine concentric black rings following the outline of each feather on a white back ground)  
  • Blue Partridge (as Partridge but black is replaced by blue and markings slightly less distinct)
  • Blue Silver Pencilled (as Pencilled but black is replaced by blue and markings slightly less distinct)
  • Gold Laced* (mahogany or bay feathers edged with black)
  • Silver laced* (white feathers edged with black)  
  • Blue Silver Laced (white feathers edged with blue)
  • Blue Laced (mahogany feathers edged with blue)
  • Buff Laced (mahogany or sometimes-paler feathers edged with white
  • Black (black plumage with an intense iridescent ‘beetle’ green sheen)
  • Blue  (soft blue grey all over)
  • Speckled/Spangled ** (dark mahogany background with black and white speckles)
  • Millefleur** (chestnut background, black and white speckles)
  •  Mottled**  (black, green sheen, with white speckles)
  • Non Standard (all sorts of colours and patterns are bred from time to time as part of breeding program, these are just as beautiful as standard varieties but are often unique, never to be repeated creations)  

*Mostly available as "pullet-breeders" stock which produces exhibition quality females. Exhibition males are bred from separate lines as  the “cock-breeding” hens are slightly different to pullet-breeders

**The name for the varieties with white speckles is not yet agreed by breeders.