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Blue, Gray or ? Chick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Byrdj, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Byrdj

    Byrdj Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Commerce, GA
    Can anyone tell me what color this chick is considered? Also if you have an idea what color it will be as an adult. It was the only one from the hatch to come out that color. It came from a Brown Red/RIR rooster over a white EE hen. Go figure! I wonder how that happened?[​IMG]

  2. PQ4evr

    PQ4evr Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    Bellville Ohio
    I am not sure what color it is but it is cute [​IMG]
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    It's blue--the white hen must have carried blue and passed it on.
  4. Byrdj

    Byrdj Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Commerce, GA
    Thanks Sonoran! I was hoping it was blue. I figured the same thing about the white EE carrying a blue gene. What confused me though was that I thought to get blue you had to cross blue to black, and since the rooster is ER based not E, I didn't think you could get a blue. So blue works on ER as well as the E alle?
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    yes, it's blue, and also looks like it is getting barring on it's wing...
  6. It is blue, but it looks like it has a little redish brown in it too. If you look close. I'm sure that will come out as it matures. So it wont be solid blue.

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