Blue or Black Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tiffanyh, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Hi all,
    Well I have already checked with the top expert on this (speckled hen) and got her vote, but I wanted to check to see with any other Blue/Black Orpington people to see if this hen would be considered black or blue--if blue, I know she is quite dark. She is 13 weeks old or so. Her head is dark and her feather lighten up as you head down. She has a velvet-y sheen to her, although I guess that could change as she molts.

    The only reason I actually care enough to check is because we have a large argicultural fair every year in my home town and next year she asked that I enter her!! I think she is quite the looker, but I need to know what to write on her entry card!! [​IMG]

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    I even included a bum shot for you!!! Thanks in advance everyone!
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2007
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Heres a couple more....

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    Thanks again guys....
     
  3. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Looks blue to me.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Tiff, I found this picture of Velvet at 12 weeks old. I know there are all shades of blue, though, and yours is just like my cockerel that everyone had such a hard time deciding about his color:
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  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Im no expert yet lol. I think she looks blue!
     
  6. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Looks blue to me too !!

    When I see black I expect it to be shiny dark dark black with maybe a greenish overlay....lol, you can tell I have austrolorps.

    I have a blue orp , a blue cochin and blrw.... you can't go wrong with blue........ [​IMG]

    Julie
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Hmmm. I want to say blue too. But what do I know about blues? Not much.
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    How about a black laced blue orpington?

    That would be a new variation, would it not? [​IMG]
     
  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I would say blue. Black would have a green sheen to it, like Julie already said. She's pretty [​IMG]
     
  10. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Black Laced Blue seems really appropriate! She has got me guessing! And she is huge. Bigger than my brahma mix that hatched a week prior! Have you guys had that experience with your orps?

    Thank you Cynthia for sending the standards link. I have been looking for something like that on the internet with little luck. I added it to my favorites!
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2007

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