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What colour would you call her?

post #1 of 4
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This is my Sumatra hen named Cupcake. She is 11 weeks and 3 days old today exactly. I am calling her a "Blue Splash" splash as more and more black patches seem to be coming in on her. The one her chest started off small and now goes almost all the way across her chest. 


What colour would you call her?

 

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White Chantecler, Black Australorps, Blue Sumatra, Splash Sumatra,
Barn Yard Mix Bantam's, American Serama's, Bearded Silkies

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1/2 Pint Acers Heritage Hobby Farm

White Chantecler, Black Australorps, Blue Sumatra, Splash Sumatra,
Barn Yard Mix Bantam's, American Serama's, Bearded Silkies

http://halfpintacres.weebly.com/
halfpintacresfarm@gmail.com

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post #2 of 4
Blue Splash seems like a correct term, although whatever gene is responsible for the splotches can't be the one that causes them in a true Splash bird. Very interesting color. Definitely do some breeding with some blues and splashes, just to see what comes out of it, and find out if her color is just a fluke or a trait that can be bred for. It's certainly a very beautiful color.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #3 of 4

Definitely seems like a splash bird with a mix of genes. Although she does look very dark for splash, I think splash would be the most correct! 

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Yes she is dark. She is the typical blue colouring except for the  black patches. This is her sister and brother.

 

 

Red
1/2 Pint Acers Heritage Hobby Farm

White Chantecler, Black Australorps, Blue Sumatra, Splash Sumatra,
Barn Yard Mix Bantam's, American Serama's, Bearded Silkies

http://halfpintacres.weebly.com/
halfpintacresfarm@gmail.com

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Red
1/2 Pint Acers Heritage Hobby Farm

White Chantecler, Black Australorps, Blue Sumatra, Splash Sumatra,
Barn Yard Mix Bantam's, American Serama's, Bearded Silkies

http://halfpintacres.weebly.com/
halfpintacresfarm@gmail.com

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