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Blue Andalusian or Blue Orpington...or other?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Whimsicalchick, May 21, 2016.

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    We are having a broody raise a mixed bag of pure breeds we got from a classroom hatched. I think I nailed all the breeds but this one!
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

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    Oops...need photo :D

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    Chicks are nearing 3 weeks old. I read that blue orpingtons have lead gray legs too, so I was stumped.
     
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  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Well I can tell you that Blue Andalusian should have grey legs, or legs with some grey wash as a chick.
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Andal/BRKAndalusians.html

    A Orpington will have white/pink legs...although I've noted the blue variety does get some grey in the legs as well
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Orps/BRKOrps.html

    It may be hard to distinguish the chicks early but will be very easy to tell as they grow adult feathers and bodies.

    Keep working on a photo upload as that would really help us.

    LofMc
     
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    If behavior counts for anything, this chick is forever trying to be above everyone...on top of "mom" as often as possible! Lol
     
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