Blue or Self-Blue (lavender)?? What Color D'Ya Think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    So, tell me, what do you folks think Shadow is, blue or lavender? He came from the straight run assorted bantam bin and I just assumed he was blue, but is he possibly self-blue?
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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Looks very Lav to me...... but I am new to the BBS colors [​IMG]

    Here's my Lav.

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, Angie, he looks just like yours in color. Pretty shade, isn't it?
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    It is [​IMG] I love my little guy [​IMG] He really stands out against the colors of the other chickens [​IMG]
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say self blue.
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks lavender to me too. Very pretty! Do you know what breed it is? What is the comb type? Looks like maybe cochin (if it has a straight comb).

    Jody
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Jody, I'm sure he's a Cochin. Thought his foot feathering wasn't bad for a hatchery chick. His comb and wattles are really red now and I believe he's eight weeks old, if I remember correctly.
     
  8. I'd guess Cochin EXCEPT for the foot color.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Lisa, what do you think he is? I haven't ever had a Cochin and he doesnt have a beard or I would have thought D'Uccle. I know there are Booted Bantams without beards, but that seems a bit exotic for Ideal Poultry to send to a feedstore in a bantam assortment. Or is it?
     
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  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Most self blues have bluish shanks. I could be mistaken but I don't think there is a standard for self blue cochin. I don't see it in my SOP as a recognized breed.

    Jody
     

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