Blue Orpington Color Question.....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by steffpeck, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Is it normal for Blue Orpington chicks to have white feathers? I have this cute little Blue Orp chick and he has white feathers. Tell me what you think.

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Did Buster hatch it out? [​IMG]

    Perhaps it's a splash?
     
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Yes, it is one from Buster. It could be a splash, his roo is a HUGE gorgeous splash. Oh, that would make me so happy!
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    I have a feeling she'll drop those as she grows in her mature feathers. I know black have some white feathers early on, but they gradually all come in black.
     
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    So do you think it is a black and not a blue?
     

  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    No, I think it's a blue but performing the same plumage growth pattern as a black does.
     
  7. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Thanks.
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've had a few start out like that. Turned out to be nice Blues and lost the white tips.
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I agree with Jody. I think those white feathers will phase out as the chick grows. Diesel had several white feathers as a chick and you can't tell at all now. Blues tend to change hues as they grow out their feathers too.
     

  10. Jeff9118

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    You know it may turn out to be mottled. Look how white the chest is. If the chest begins to feather in with white. I would say mottled for sure then.
     

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