Blue Orpington Color Question.....

steffpeck

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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.



 

steffpeck

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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!
 

hinkjc

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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.
 

hinkjc

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

Tuffoldhen

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Jan 30, 2007
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I've had a few start out like that. Turned out to be nice Blues and lost the white tips.
 

Buster

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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.
 

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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