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Blue Andalusian or Blue Orpington...or other?

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We are having a broody raise a mixed bag of pure breeds we got from a classroom hatched. I think I nailed all the breeds but this one!
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Oops...need photo :D

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Chicks are nearing 3 weeks old. I read that blue orpingtons have lead gray legs too, so I was stumped.
Edited by Whimsicalchick - 5/21/16 at 11:12am
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Well I can tell you that Blue Andalusian should have grey legs, or legs with some grey wash as a chick.

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Andal/BRKAndalusians.html

 

A Orpington will have white/pink legs...although I've noted the blue variety does get some grey in the legs as well

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Orps/BRKOrps.html

 

It may be hard to distinguish the chicks early but will be very easy to tell as they grow adult feathers and bodies.

 

Keep working on a photo upload as that would really help us.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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If behavior counts for anything, this chick is forever trying to be above everyone...on top of "mom" as often as possible! Lol

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