calling blue/ lavender breeders

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by breezes_banties_n_bratts, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. what color am i? getting called everything, even the red headed step child. can someone help me figure out who or what i am? my adopted mommy loves me, just doesnt know what to call me besides precious

  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Don't know what it IS, but I can tell you what it's NOT, and that's lavender or blue... [​IMG]
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    we'll have to have an over all body shot to be able to tell you. Body looks similar to what they call porcelain in silkies, but the red head is wrong for that. Most likely it was just a random mix of silkies that it came from. Not a true color for the breed
  4. these pics are from when he was younger. almost all the red is gone. just base color left. will take more this weekend. thanks for the help
  5. ultasol

    ultasol Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    Not every color has a name or is accepted. When colors get mixed, you get combinations that aren't going to have an official name. What are the parents? If you are trying to figure out what he might be carrying, that could be helpful.

    I vote for red-headed stepchild.
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA

    yep I like that one. He does look similar to what folks call porcelain, but the red head is off putting. Sonora Knows pretty much all the silkie colors.
    But I dont think this is a true one, just a cool mix.
    Does look to have some lavender at work in it though.
  7. phasian

    phasian Songster

    Aug 27, 2009
    If we were in the UK, I imagine they would call this bird a Ginger Blue. Lovely pullet whatever the official (or unofficial) colour name.
  8. not sure of parents, a local family owned hatchery. they buy all kinds of silkies from everywhere. they are not even sure where he came from, which hen or roo. they just gather the eggs and stick them in the bator. as far as the know he is the only one that came out that way. i just want more of him.

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