Aww...little cutie. It does look like a splash. Maybe you have the wrong rooster as father? Unless it's a very light blue.
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LOL. I had to bring them in under natural light, to see the colors. That was the closest room. I don't open the blinds in the brooder room, because it can get too hot in there.post #31576 of 348043/20/16 at 8:50amQuote:Originally Posted by FreedomFarm13
Wow! Thanks so much!! That REALLY helps to see them side-by-side like that. It's my understanding (correct me if I'm wrong), that the blue wheatens will tend to have a slightly bluish tint to them as compared to the wheatens. Is this correct? Does anyone have a pic of a wheaten and blue wheaten chick side-by-side?
Thanks again, everyone! This is really helping a lot. I appreciate it!
No, about the only way to tell a blue wheaten chick from a wheaten chick is, if they are at least a week old, you can spread their wings and see if you can tell from looking at the color in the wings. Black being wheaten, blue being blue wheaten. Even so, it is still hard to tell that way because I have had some I thought were one color and ended up being the other color. It is easier to tell when they reach about four weeks or older.post #31577 of 348043/20/16 at 8:56amQuote:
I've been thinking about this. I did not block off my two groups so it could have come from the blue roo, splash for black hens. That group has not hatched well and since I had the eggs numbered by group, I will have a better idea if it could have come from there. The only other possibility is when I built the new cage and separated them I had a splash that did not like her new pin and found a hole and went back to the other pen. When I went to move her back I realized later that I got a different splash. That was more than 3 wks, but maybe the blue roo's sperm was still there. I will wait and see if it is splash or white and have a good idea which pen it came from.post #31578 of 348043/20/16 at 8:58amQuote:Originally Posted by dstokely
Duh.....I did not connect the dots with the BBS. Thank you so much for rebooting my brain. Maybe the visual will stick with me. In my current hatch, I have many more blues than I wanted because of my pairing. They are pretty and healthy and I know my young Hawkeye, black roo, is doing his job.
Well, don't give up Dstokely. All those blues you have could give you the splash you desire next year! I think Bluexblue pairings make the best looking splash.post #31579 of 348043/20/16 at 9:05amQuote:Originally Posted by dstokely
I've been thinking about this. I did not block off my two groups so it could have come from the blue roo, splash for black hens. That group has not hatched well and since I had the eggs numbered by group, I will have a better idea if it could have come from there. The only other possibility is when I built the new cage and separated them I had a splash that did not like her new pin and found a hole and went back to the other pen. When I went to move her back I realized later that I got a different splash. That was more than 3 wks, but maybe the blue roo's sperm was still there. I will wait and see if it is splash or white and have a good idea which pen it came from.
Three weeks really isn't long enough for sure. I've had hens still fertile after six weeks of not being with a rooster. The only way to be sure a hen is cleaned out is to wait eight weeks imo. You can sure try it earlier, but the chance is there.
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