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Brown Red or Lemon Blue?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BlackBrookPoultry, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Crowing

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    I hatched some shipped eggs this summer from lemon blue project pen. I thought I had a pair of brown reds here but the hen looks to have more of a dark blue than black. The rooster has a nice sheen to his black feathers, hers seem more blue to me. What do you think?
    She's not too happy about having to sit on the grill for pictures!

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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Looks like Brown Red.

    You can sees Lemon Blues in the thread "The Blues as a color" (Click Here)

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  3. BlackBrookPoultry

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    Thats what I thought, but I wanted to make sure.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    On my screen she looks lemon blue. A brown red will not have blue plumage. So, if it looks blue...
     
  5. GotGame

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    Just a very dark lemon blue.
     
  6. Blue

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    She's lemon blue. A brown-red would need black feathers.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Might just be my computer but I don't see Blue, I do see a dull almost faded Black color.


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  8. nicalandia

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    Quote:I can't see Blue also.. but she does have that nice Lemon colored hackle...
     
  9. Blue

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    Quote:I can't see Blue also.. but she does have that nice Lemon colored hackle...

    I don't know. It looks like dark blue to me. =\\
     
  10. Chris09

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    There is one sure fire way to tell.
    Cross her with a Brown Red, If she is a Brown Red all of here offspring will be Brown Red, If she is a Lemon Blue then her offspring should be Lemon Blue and Brown Red.


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