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Barnvelder: blue or splash?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JecaRaven, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. JecaRaven

    JecaRaven In the Brooder

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    I bought a "splash" barnvelder chick from a local breeder. He isn't white and red as I expected. The edges of his feathers a pale blue-grey, making him look moldy. He is THE ugliest chick I've ever raised. Could anybody post pictures of their blue or splash Barnvelder chicks or tell me it theirs looked like this?

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    2 weeks: He is the one on the far right

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  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Don't worry, he's just going through his teen ugly stage. In splash birds both the black and the red are reduced in intensity, so the red may look quite light. this is his juvenile plumage, and he will look very different once he feathers in as an adult.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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  4. JecaRaven

    JecaRaven In the Brooder

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    Thankyou for your reply! I'm so curious how he will turn out...
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Sometimes they look pretty bad for a while - during

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    And after (on the right)

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  6. JecaRaven

    JecaRaven In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the pictures!
    None of my chicks over the years have ever looked as awful as this pesky little guy. lol
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    You will have to send me an"after" picture when he is grown in 6 months or so
     
  8. JecaRaven

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    I'm probably sending him to my grandparents' coop in another month. Grandma may or may not want to keep him. He is just too hard to handle. This is the least friendly bird I have ever hand raised! My other two birds are perfectly tame, but he screams bloody murder every time I have to do anything in the pen. My red chick ignores him but my white one gets freaked out because of him.
     
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    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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