Is this a lavender coloring?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Azulegg, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my clean faced tailed araucana hen. Is this color considered a lavender?

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  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Where did you get her? She is a pretty girl [​IMG]
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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  4. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I had bought some araucana chicks two years ago (only one turned out rumpless). I had a rumpless tufted roo which bred the hens and she came from one of the hatches (I have some very nice broody girls!). Unfortunately, I have only her, a cockeral (rumpless) and the roo left as a freaking predator broke in and killed all my araucanas. [​IMG]

    I took a look at the thread however I am still not sure if my hen is a lavender or just a blue.
     
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  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    well, from what I know, lavender in this breed is just being developed and only a select few have any, and mostly splits at that. Hinkjc just started their lav aruacana project more recently. With that said she is probably a very pretty light blue. [​IMG]

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  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    She looks more like a light blue...breed her to a black to know for sure.
     
  7. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's just a light blue,Selfs dont have the lacing or ticking like she does.......
     
  8. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:As to my araucanas I got the originals from Hinkjc. When I was breeding them, they seemed to throw a lot of blues. Unfortunately, all blue ones except for one hen dead thanks to predator attacks (some died while hatching like araucanas usually do). Here is an araucana cockeral that survived I thought he was going to be pure blue as he started out blue and then turned into colorful (btw he does have a lateral ear tuft):

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  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Quote:As to my araucanas I got the originals from Hinkjc. When I was breeding them, they seemed to throw a lot of blues. Unfortunately, all blue ones except for one hen dead thanks to predator attacks (some died while hatching like araucanas usually do). Here is an araucana cockeral that survived I thought he was going to be pure blue as he started out blue and then turned into colorful (btw he does have a lateral ear tuft):

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/Scstables/newbarn015.jpg

    I also have a roo that started all blue but at 10 weeks has red shoulders. He will probably look just like yours when he matures, thanks for showing the pic. If you e-mail Jody she will be able to tell you if any of her birds carried the lav gene, but I too am betting it is just a very light blue.
     
  10. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I to had chicks hatch out and stayt growing blue feathers and then they turned out all kinds of crazy colors !!
     

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