Color Confirmation/ Orpington Experts Please....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I bought these 2 as Blues but am now suspecting that one may be Black (which is not a bad thing) Just want to confirm my suspicions.

    The one on the right (Black?)

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    Another Shot and my Splash Cockerel for these girls

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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If the one on the right has green sheening in her feathers she is a black....really hard to tell from camera pics....if not she is a dark blue.... my thoughts
     
  3. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    OH gosh!!! They are beautiful!!! I'm dying to get some BBS orpingtons!
     
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Havn't really noticed the green sheen yet, of course lately we have had more clouds than sun due to hurricanes around us. That was my first thought, so I think she is a dark blue but was just wondering, she is very dark.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    The Blacks get their green sheen in their feathers early on so she may well be a dark blue for you......I can't tell by the pic if it's dark lacing or sheening....
     
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I have had one hen that was dark blue. She had green sheen on her wing bow. Your looks to be a dark blue. Can you get a side shot showing her under feather of the tail?
    You want your Orpingtons to be as wide as deep. I was once told think of a gravy boat with feathers LOL.
     
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  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Going off the top of my head, no sheen so likely dark blue. Either is fine. I wish they would start laying already. Are Orps generally slower.
    My older BO "Babs" layed pretty much on schedule, of course she is from Ideal so don't know if that makes a difference.
    My other BO "Bertie" is not laying yet, she is an April hatch so 5 months, her comb is pretty red. [​IMG] for her to get started.
     
  8. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I can try and get some more shots, these poor guys have been treated like red headed step children since I got my Phoenix from JJ. [​IMG] I have fed and watered but not spent much time with them lately.

    I moved my Hatchery Silver Phoenix Cockerel into the barn with his new girl "Wilma" and have been handling both of them and just not having enough time....
    I do know they are pretty fluffy butted and "Gravy Boat" is a good description... [​IMG]
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:My oldest two finally started laying at 26+weeks. [​IMG]
     
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I hope mine are faster than that. I go through 12 eggs about every 2 weeks for my Phoenix. I actually had to go buy a dozen the time before last when I made their food up
     

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