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Slide Two: 

Racing Homer: Ash red

Ash red is really one of two kinds of red found in the pigeon breeder's palette, both of which have a sort of brick red look rather than that snazzy sports car red. This ash red color is the red seen in feral flocks. Ash red is more variable in color than the other red, which is called recessive red.  As you can see, the ash red color varies from brick red to a silvery ash color, hence the name ash red. The head, tail and primary flights (the 10 outermost flight feathers) show the most ash-like color. The last basic color is brown. It is a fairly new mutant, and is rarely found in the feral flocks.