Are they blue or lavender ???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tony garza, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. tony garza

    tony garza Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I bought these chickens about a week ago. I've been trying to do some research on them and found out that they are wyondotes. But are they blue or lavender ????

    Thanks for your help.

    Tony
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They're splashes. What kind of combs do they have? Their legs look pretty white to be wyandottes.
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Those are Splash.

    It's what happens when the bird gets 2 copies of the Blue gene.

    Bred together you'll get Splash chicks, and bred to Black you'll get all Blues.
     
  4. tony garza

    tony garza Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies. At first I thought they may have been blue orphingtons but the person I bought them from said they were wyendotes. Could they be orphingtons ??? What every they are, I bought them ($4 each) because I like the color. They'll have their own pen so I can incubate some of their eggs next spring.

    Thanks again,

    Tony
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I'll need a few closer shots from different angles to try to see what they are, but they look like they aren't Orps because they have yellow legs.

    Here's a bit so you can see Splash Orps.

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  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:[​IMG] and I didn't think their legs looked yellow enough to be wyandottes.......Some closer pictures of them would definately help.
     

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