Help with color of BBS Ameraucana chick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DiamondJFarms.com, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. DiamondJFarms.com

    DiamondJFarms.com Out Of The Brooder

    Here are my BBS little guys at 1 week old. I'm pretty sure one is black, but the other two, who I thought were both blue, are different shades, with one having some yellow tinge to its fuzz. Is it possible that it is a dark Splash, instead of a light Blue? What do you think?

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  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    The last picture looks like two blues and a splash to me.
     
  3. DiamondJFarms.com

    DiamondJFarms.com Out Of The Brooder

    Here they are as day olds

    Chick #1 Black (I think)
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    Chick #2 & #3 (Blues ?)
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    All 3 together
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    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    None of them look black. The chick you are thinking of as possibly black is blue. Black chicks look very black.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Never saw one with a dark "saddle" like that and I've hatched many BBS Orps in the last few years. Not splash or black, IMO, all blue.
     
  6. DiamondJFarms.com

    DiamondJFarms.com Out Of The Brooder

    Maybe the "dark saddle" is due to them being Ameraucana.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, I've raised BBS Ameraucanas myself. Never saw one like that.

    **Didn't mean to say Orp previously, though I've been raising BBS Orps for years. [​IMG]
     
  8. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    I'd go with dark blue, light blue, and splash. [​IMG]
     
  9. Hi Joycelyn! They look like 3 blues to me.
    They can feather out into shades from the lightest pale slate (like this girl ) to dark, almost black.
    I hope you like blues!
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  10. DiamondJFarms.com

    DiamondJFarms.com Out Of The Brooder

    Well, Dipsy Doodle Doo, you would be the one to know! They are your chicks. LOL.

    The two lighter ones are already getting tail feathers, and the darker one has none. Do your female chicks tail feather faster than males?? If so, I think I have a Blue trio. How cool is that?
     

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