Ember ( eE sometimes written e(E) I believe was found by Larry Long in a wild flock. It mimics a recessive red in its juvenile plumage but molts into an interesting shade of red and base color. Dr. Willard F. Hollander is studying Ember and has determined it to be a new mutation. Thus far it has been demonstrated that it is an allele for the recessive red gene. This means both recessive red and ember share the same location (locus) on their assigned chromosome. There are three possibilities for this locus point. They are non recessive red or wild type, recessive red and ember. Both recessive red and ember are classified as recessive genes with ember being the more dominant of the two.
Ember starts out looking like a recessive red, however, as the bird molts into its adult plumage it becomes a very weak form of recessive red with a glowing ember look. As with many colors there is a variation among birds as to their phenotype or appearance. Normally the red in the wing feathers remains and gives the bird a glowing ember appearance. Dark Checks and normal check pattern birds tend to show more red than bars.
Due to space issues, we no longer breed the ember color.