The pencilled blue palm has a royal palm pattern with the added feature of unusual vertical swirly patterns running all throughout their feathers. They range from just blue and white to a medium rusty blue tricolor with this pattern.
They are a black winged bronze-based bird with gray, dominant slate, Narragansett, pencilling and with or without red. They breed 100% true to the pencilled pattern.
But due to the nature of the slate gene, when breeding pencilled blue palms together 3 color types will be produced, pencilled blue palm (b'b' cgcg Dd nn/n- pnpn), pencilled lavender palm (b'b' cgcg DD nn/n- pnpn) and a regular pencilled palm (b'b' cgcg nn/n- pnpn).
When breeding birds with red in the mix even more variations can be produced. These include tricolor pencilled palm (b'b' cgcg nn/n- pnpn Rr), tricolor pencilled blue palm (b'b' cgcg Dd nn/n- pnpn Rr), tricolor pencilled lavender palm (b'b' cgcg DD nn/n- pnpn Rr), pencilled red palm. (b'b' cgcg nn/n- pnpn rr) as well as slated pencilled red palms in both heterozyous and homozygous forms of dominant slate which will look like pencilled red palms with slate edging.
Approx. mature weights: Toms 25 lbs. Hens 13 lbs.
Group of tricolor pencilled blue palms with a pencilled blue palm hen in back left
Tricolor pencilled blue palm detail