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Smoky check, often called "slate"
A form of the "slate" phenotype
Description Smudged wing shield pattern
Genotype vsy//vsy
Commonly found in breeds such as: Racing pigeons

Slate or schalie are names often used by racing pigeon fanciers to describe the phenotype of a homozygous smoky pigeon, regardless of the base pattern. Typically smoky blue pigeons will simply be called "slate", ash red smoky pigeons "red slate" and the rare smoky brown birds "brown slate".