Is this a Blue or a Splash? *UPDATE*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rodriguezpoultry, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I have looked at photos online and am very, very confused. I have a chick that I SWEAR I thought was blue. But according to some photos, the chick is a splash? I also have a chick that I thought was black, but I'll be darned if it doesn't look blue in places. I can't get a photo of the second chick just yet (can't find the power cord for my camera battery to charge) but I'm working on getting the cell phone to connect to the computer.

    Anyway, here is a photo of the cockerel I thought was a blue...is it blue or splash??
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    ETA: Next to a Barred Rock mix:
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    Last edited: Jul 4, 2009
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    My guess is blue
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I'm seeing brown? If so, then it probably isn't quite either [​IMG]

    Anyways, discounting the brown, it looks more blue than splash. Give it a few weeks to months and you should be able to tell for sure [​IMG]
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    LOL...not brown. Zero brown on him. He had some leftover gunk on his head that I didn't get wiped off in time.

    I hate waiting...LOL!

    I guess when he starts getting his wing feathers in 3 weeks...I'll get an inkling. Killing me.
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

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    Any Splash chick I have ever hatched is almost white at hatch. I think you have a blue bird there.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Me thinks he's blue. [​IMG]
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

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    It looks like a light blue to me! I will say however, that all of my splashes have always hatched out silver (very light silver though), so it could still be a splash. I guess in the next week you will know for sure when the feathers start showing up. [​IMG]
     
  8. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Songster

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    I'd say blue. Splashes are supposed to be yellowish with blueish splotches, right? Maybe I'm wrong.. But I guess blue!
     
  9. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

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    I'd bet light blue. My splash was almost white, kinda silver gray, no where near that dark. But my blues were that exact color.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    See, this was the only splash bird I have ever hatched out. This little Cochin has a lighter coloring, but the Langshan...idk?

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    The Langshan has yellow fuzz instead of the white that I'm used to seeing. Which is another thing that's throwing me. Should the down be yellow or white with a blue chick? (I know it could just be coincidence that each chick has yellow white down, but still good information!)
     

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