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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.
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
"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 ;)
 

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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
"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 saw the pictures of kite. Mine looks very similar to the color on the "Kite German Trumpeter with the bronzing on the wing shield"
I never understood "kite" :confused:
I showed this bird because the breeder told me it was kite. His mate is clearly a silver saddle.
 
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here is another link talking about what kites are http://www.orientalrollers.com/newsletters/news3e.htm
Kite:

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.


 

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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?
I've seen all different colors that were called kite. That's what confuses me about it.
Very pretty bird though! I can't answer your question about what to breed with her, but the more experienced color people should be along :confused:
 
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your welcome and just to add here is yet one more link for the list on what it has to say about kites http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/pigeongenetics/almondhist2.html
"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." A. Sell in "Breeding & Inheritance in Pigeons"
 

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here is another link talking about what kites are http://www.orientalrollers.com/newsletters/news3e.htm
Kite:

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.


Wow! that's dramatic!
Mine is a more subtle like this one-

http://www.slobberknockerlofts.com/color_chart/almond/kite.jpg
 

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Kite/Almond Rollers

Here is a photo of a kite roller cock with a young almond roller hen. You can see the bronzing on the head of the cock, through the wings and tail.

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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.
Thanks.
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 clubGEORGE;)
 
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