Blue vs. Lavender

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KayP, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone post pics of blue and lavender birds? the difference isn't clear to me yet? Thanks, you wonderful chicken folks!
     
  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I didn't have any Lavender (Self Blue) birds but I did have regular blues. Her is a pic of some of my Cochins.

    (The dark one in this photo is obviously Black)

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    (The light one in this photo is a Splash)

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    Somewhere there is a very nice thread with pics of the two colors. I will see if I can find it.
     
  3. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice chickies, Chickndaddy! The blue seems just like the lavender I've seen. I'll stay tuned!
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Heres a pic of an Old English Game Bantam ( not mine )
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    Havent found a good pic of a Self Blue yet. They are just much lighter color more of a grey color.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here are some lavender pics. Self blue is more of a silvery gray color than blue. The difference is also how the color gene works. Self blue breeds true and blue does not.

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    lavender peeps:
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    Here's some blue araucana pics for comparison:

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    blue peeps:
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  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
  7. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Very pretty [​IMG]
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Blue is described as being a uniform shade of plain slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with lustrous bluish black. Self blue is described as having the entire surface an even shade of light slaty blue, free from mealiness, cloudyness or mottled appearance.

    Here are some blue birds

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    And self blue..

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  9. sara

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    Lavender:
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  10. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! What beautiful pic! I see the difference now, although sometimes the blues are more homogeneous than other times. The Lavenders are much lighter. Thanks everyone.
     

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