Are blue and lavender the same?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StarLover21, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, dumb question. But are blue and lavender orpingtons the same thing? And for the other breeds? Thanks.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Question was asked yesterday [​IMG] Answer is here .
     
  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. But if I don't breed, does it make a difference? Do they look the same?
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Not really. Blue can vary in shades and sometimes it can look similar to Lavender but most of the time no. Lavender is one solid pale shade, Blue is usually darker on the head/neck in girls and the color overall is often darker.
     
  5. PartridgeRooster

    PartridgeRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She's right. On a seperate note I LOVE the avatar picture with the color range of your eggs.
     
  6. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you talking Blue compared to Self Blue/Lavender? The Andalusion blue will have differing shades of colors with it, as in lacing of the feathers. The Self Blue or Lavender is a solid color, no lacing or different shades of blue. Think of the Andalusion Blue as a faded pair of blue jeans. Different threads will be varying colors. Now think of a plain gray or light blue man's shirt. All the threads are the same color. Hope that's what you were asking? [​IMG]
     
  7. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Illia, what's with the sad face [​IMG] next to your Shamos mean?? Hope nothing got them??
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I had to cut back on all the rest of my chickens but just the breeds listed. That's the sad face. [​IMG] All that's left are the listed breeds and a couple laying hens. No Marans, no Araucanas, no project colors, natta. Was lucky I could even keep the Buffs. Long story.
     
  9. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, phew! Thought something had happened to your Shamos. Wish I had the room for some of them, they are such a neat looking bird! I hear ya too on the cutting back. [​IMG]
     

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