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Slide Three

Breslauer Tumbler: Brown

This brown varies from a rather light brown to a dark chocolate color. If you looked closely during the past few slides,. you would have noticed that all of the birds had darker colored "vertical" bars on their wings. The three basic colored pigeons also have a bar on the tail, near the end. The blue has a black bar, the ash red has an ash-colored bar, and the brown, as you can see, has a darker chocolate-colored one. Now, by adding another gene, called spread,  to the breeder's palette, some very interesting variations on these three basic colors occur.  But first, let's talk a little about white.