Blue vs Lavender Orpingtons...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Brillig, May 20, 2016.

  1. Brillig

    Brillig Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it sounds silly, but I'm colorblind and Im wondering how the blue oprpingtons differ from the lavender...When I ask the sellers, I get answers about genetics, but I just want to know about the color and look...

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    The main difference in their look is the patterning on the feathers. Blue orps can have a couple different shades of blue in them and it can look like their feathers are laced in darker blue around the outside. Lavender, or self blue, orpingtons are all one uniform shade, and it's a lighter blue color than on blue orpingtons.
     
  3. Brillig

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    Thanks Hatchaholic!!!
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    You're welcome :)
     

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