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!! I even included a bum shot for you!!! Thanks in advance everyone!