Originally Posted by CanadianBuckeye
Originally Posted by lpatelski
Look at those colors! Dark mahogany, gold, orange, black.
I think from the picture, he might be blue, which could explain that pretty blue chick copied in post 9377! Ipatelski did you ever get any blue chicks from any of your crosses? Rumors are that blue is floating around in the cornish somewhere.
Originally Posted by Kusanar
You chicken people are crazy... not just you guys, but the ones over the years that named these colors.... this rooster is clearly not blue.... OR grey which is what people call blue..... he may carry blue genetics, but he's clearly red... I have no hope of ever figuring out chicken colors... horses are so much more simple..
You are absolutely correct, it's my mistake, the "carrying " blue fell out of the post- sorry for the confusion. That rooster would not correctly be called blue, he's just carrying the gene for the grey colour, which can be seen because his tail feathers are not black, but dark grey (at least it looks that way on the photo on my monitor). There are two genes that code for a dilution of black, they act differently so they have different names- one is called blue, the other lavender. Just to make it tricky, there is also a gene called silver, but that makes certain feathers white.