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Few questions on orphington coloring

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My very sweet blue orphington roo is 4.5 months old and I was wondering would he be considered blue laced bc of the markings on his breast?
Also my 5 month old orphington girl who's waddle and comb just darkened up in the past 3 days(yay close to egg time hopefully) would she be considered a blue even with all the rust colored markings? Or would her coloring be called something else?
My other orphington girl also 5 months waddle and comb just today starting look darker pink like my others, I've been calling her a blue but she is very dark compared to say..my roo. Would she be a blue or??
Edited by cutecowgirl084 - 3/29/16 at 1:02pm
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Anyone?
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A correct blue bird should have lacing on each feather. However, that lacing tends to get lost unless culled for. So there's not really blue and blue laced, there's just blue. 

 

blue can have a wide range of shades. I've had a few blue projects going the last few years and have several different shades, from very dark to a dove grey color. Again, probably not "correct" or showable, but they're pretty in my backyard. 

 

That middle bird with the red on the wings is never going to lay eggs, sorry. I call those "Red Patches of Death", they're only found on male birds. He's a late blooming cockerel. 

Rachel BB

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Omg a roo on the one with rust spot!!! I wouldn't have ever guessed that! Is that regaurdless of size of spots? Bc my black orphington girl also 5 months pretty green and purple in the black has a few tick tack size rust spots????? Man oh man Thats funny lol
Edited by cutecowgirl084 - 4/6/16 at 10:19am
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