3 wk old orps are these splash?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kharmel, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Kharmel

    Kharmel Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 orp chicks that I was told were splash. One does have a couple of dark spots and the other doesn't have any splash markings. Will these markings show up later? These chicks started out light yellow and now have a bluish tinge.

    at 3 days old yellow one up front in question

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    at 3 weeks old chick 1that does have a couple of spots

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    chick 2 with no markings

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    also, is it too early to guess genders?
     
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  2. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the 2nd looks like a lavender orp to me
     
  3. Kharmel

    Kharmel Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I guess that was the question lingering in the back of my mind. Wondering if chick 2 be lavender. Is there such a thing as a splash with no markings?
     
  4. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Full grown no but it will take till it is fully maturely feathered to tell forsure
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Both chicks are Splash, some Splash birds are just more heavily marked with dark splotches than others. You'll notice more color as the chicks develop and mature.

    It's not Lavender, I've had both colors and Lav looks completely different.
     
  6. Kharmel

    Kharmel Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info!!
     

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