Blue Orpington Color Question.....

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

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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