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What Is This Rooster's Color Called?

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I'm curious if there is any standard name to call the coloring of the blue colored rooster in the front of the photo, he was slate gray from the time he hatched, but as he's maturing he's gotten dark gray head and tail and has some yellow colored feathers growing on his back or the top of his folded wings as you can see in the picture. He's some kind of Amerecauna cross I think and about 4 months old.  Real different looking.

 

The little Legbar cross hen in the photo I just love, she's from the same hatch, and she has the brightest yellow legs I ever saw on a chicken, 


Edited by duckmeister - 12/22/15 at 7:16pm
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post #2 of 9

He is Blue. He has one copy of the dominant dilute gene for black.

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He is Blue. He has one copy of the dominant dilute gene for black.


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Goodness, how beautiful he is!
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Thankyou.  What percentage of blue chicks will he produce from my black hens?

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post #6 of 9

Blue x black gives 50/50 each blue and black.

 

I don't know where that white leakage is coming from, it's funky looking. His offspring may have the same leakage and make for some interesting looking birds.

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Blue x black gives 50/50 each blue and black.

 

I don't know where that white leakage is coming from, it's funky looking. His offspring may have the same leakage and make for some interesting looking birds.


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Blue x black gives 50/50 each blue and black.

 

I don't know where that white leakage is coming from, it's funky looking. His offspring may have the same leakage and make for some interesting looking birds.

Agreed

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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