Blue Splash??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FordFamilyFarm, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. FordFamilyFarm

    FordFamilyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some fertilized eggs today and they are labeled as "Blue Splash". They are bantam eggs. I know that blue splash is a color, not a breed, but is there a breed that it might likely be because of just putting the label "Blue Splash"?

    Thanks,

    Karen & Tim
     
  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    You will have a surprise it looks like because there are lots of bantam breeds that are Blue splash.
     
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its probably OEGB.But you never know
     
  4. FordFamilyFarm

    FordFamilyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I figured it was just a wait-and-see kind of thing! Oh well, I like surprises! Thanks!
     
  5. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color are the eggs??
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ok, this always confuses me. Is splash different from BLUE splash? Is Blue Splash a proper term? I've never been sure about that.
     
  7. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
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    a splash makes blue babies so I would think its the same...?
     
  8. FordFamilyFarm

    FordFamilyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The eggs are white and they are bantam.

    As far as the term blue splash, I am just getting into the color thing, so I'm not real sure of the difference, but my understanding is that blues are all over blue while blue splashes have blue in them as well as other colors. But don't quote me on it! [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I breed Blue Orpingtons and I get blues and blacks and a splash from time to time which is basically a white bird with "accent" feathers. Here is one from my last bunch:
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    I have no idea what Blue Splash is, though. I always thought people were just using an incorrect term for a splash.
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Blue splash is splash. Blue wheaten birds can also breed splash and they are referred to as splash wheaten.

    I think it is added to be clear on the original color the bird came from.
     

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