Blue Orp & Ameraucana Babies, 2 & 1 Wk Old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here is my odd colored Blue Orpington baby-hey, Julie, what color blue will this one be? It was the one that looked mottled at a few days old. Sorry about the odd grainy photos-the light in that bsmt bathroom is awful!
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    [​IMG]Then, just various Ameraucana babies:
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    This last one was the very light baby that almost looked splash, but is feathering out blue, like we all decided it would when I consulted the experts:
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    very sweet [​IMG]
     
  3. SisterFlash

    SisterFlash Chillin' With My Peeps

    ah beautiful. THanks for sharing.

    How blue are your americana eggs?

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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They started out sort of turquoise blue and faded in color to light blue/green and sometimes almost a minty color. In daylight they do look blue and against my steel gray house, they usually look more blue than green. Here is the very first egg from my girls, and it had the deepest color of any of them I've gotten. The second one is my other Ameraucana girl's egg.
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    Oct hatch from their eggs:
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  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    awwwwwwwwwwww [​IMG]
     
  6. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i need a second coop... [​IMG] TOO cute! need me some blue ameraucana girlies...
     
  7. SisterFlash

    SisterFlash Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow beautiful eggs. How wonderful you raise these babies. [​IMG]
     
  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Cynthia, I was thinking when i saw the pictures on the other board that the one with so much white on it was a black, but in this picture is looks like a blue, is that right or am I confused on which chick it is. The light blue is pretty. Pink toes but gray looking legs.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It is a blue, but it did look more black at first. So interesting how it feathers out. This is the way it started out and the picture I first posted:

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  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    That is interesting. I will be looking for the pictures as it grows to see what happens
     

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