How can you tell what color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Hi
    I will be getting 10 BLRW chicks in the spring from Foleys and I will choose 2 out of the 10 and I have a friend who will get the other 8 and would like to know if/how to tell what color they will be when older.
    I want 1 to be a BLRW and the other to be a splash BLRW can you tell the color difference when there day old pics would help alot but Its ok if you do not have any.


    Happy-Hens
     
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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I have asked this question earlier and never really got a for sure answer but here is what I think: I think these are signs of B/B/S Left would be a blue (sometimes they are all blue at hatch) middle will be black and right one will be splash...so far as they are growing this holds true [​IMG] Mine are just a little over a month now though so that can change I suppose. ETA: I also have Foley line [​IMG]

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  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    would you mind posting pics of what they look like now?
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Sure I can do that...just let me run down and get a couple [​IMG] May take a few minutes to upload them here.
     
  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Thanks
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Ok got it for you. Same birds and in the same order (that was difficult LOL) They are not quite a month old yet...thought they were older then they are! So prob more like 3 weeks.

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  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    In another week or so I can add another pic here of them as they feather out more.
     
  8. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    ok Thanks also can you post a link to your other thread when you asked the same ?
     
  9. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    never mind I found it.
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    I have also had them hatch out all blue and this is what they are turning into. Only a few of those though. I had 75 eggs in BLRW so I ended up with a little over 30 chicks from that batch. I'm assuming this one is a blue for sure.

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