Does anyone have any pics of the kite color or know of a website that does? I have a almond Portuguese Tumbler that needs a mate and I understand that kite would be the best.
HI msfreebird I have never seen a grey kite bird or even heard of one but Im not a color person but on the slobberknocker color chart this is what they had to say :I bought this bird from a breeder and was told it was a Kite Saddle
Its difficult to see in this picture, but its gray with a bronze hue.
But I've seen so many different colors - from light to very dark that were called Kite.
I saw the pictures of kite. Mine looks very similar to the color on the "Kite German Trumpeter with the bronzing on the wing shield"HI msfreebird I have never seen a grey kite bird or even heard of one but Im not a color person but on the slobberknocker color chart this is what they had to say :
"Kite is used by many breeders to get the "Classic" Almond coloring. Kite is simply a T-Pattern Blue Check that carries Recessive Red and will show some "Bronzing" in the flight feathers and, in some cases, in the breast as well. All Kites show at least some of this Bronzing." and here is the link to that for referance http://www.slobberknockerlofts.com/color_chart/almond/
look down past the Almond, Qualmond part and you will see it for yourself
I've seen all different colors that were called kite. That's what confuses me about it.Gee I though a kite was a black with bronze in it. well here is a pic of the bird i have. any thoughts as to what I should mate it to?
Wow! that's dramatic!here is another link talking about what kites are http://www.orientalrollers.com/newsletters/news3e.htm
Kites are genetically dark checkered (Ct) birds with a trait for rich bronze which can be seen at the breast, in the wings and in the base of the tail. This trait (K) or perhaps better the complex of genetic factors behind that coloration is also called "kite". Kites with a very rich bronze in addition are heterozygous recessive red.The standard way to make the classic almond is to pair a kite with a classic almond. You can make any color of almond you want. the point is, what do people want; what's attractive to them, and then to classify it for what it is.
If you are looking for a kite Portuguese Tumbler,you might give Steve Yonke a call at 920-467-2289, he is the sec/treas of the Portuguese Tumbler clubGEORGEDoes anyone have any pics of the kite color or know of a website that does? I have a almond Portuguese Tumbler that needs a mate and I understand that kite would be the best.