Blue Orp or Black Splash Orp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by phoenix2011, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. phoenix2011

    phoenix2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    My new flock of Orps, have 4 blues, 6 Lavender, and a bunch of blacks. Two of my blues have almost solid black heads, so I am thinking they are actually black splash? Wasn't sure what a splash looked like at this age as these are my first !

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  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blues generally have darker head and neck feathers, sometimes they appear black. You probably have a blue. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I see some lacing on her chest, so I would say blue.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks very dark blue to me. There is no such color as "black splash". Splash is a white bird with "accent" feathers, but genetically, splash is a black bird plus two copies of the blue gene, though it appears a pearly white.
     
  5. phoenix2011

    phoenix2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first foray into the blue orps - I have heard so many different names! I actually want a splash rooster - So far I have confirmed black & Lavender roosters but not sure on the blues yet.... Thanks for the answers!
     

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