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Is this "Blue"??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wildcat chix, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of 2 Brahmas to hatch. 4 days old. The other is black at the moment.

    The parents are brown and 'laced' looking....

    Feathers on the wing tips are coming in very dark.

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  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like either blue or a dark splash to me. Cute little bugger
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I think you got jipped. Those are not Brahmas.
     
  4. NanaKat

    NanaKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    The feathering on the feet is Brahma.
    Were these eggs you bought or are they from you flock?
    The chick fuzz looks like the blues I get from my cochins.
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The amount of feathering changes on all chicks.

    A Brahma would not have a black face or legs. Even as a young chick, a Brahma would show yellow legs as well as a horn colored beak. I see a Silkie or Silkie mix in that chick. Not a Brahma.


    ETA: There is also, as of this moment, no blue Brahmas that are recognized as a variety or have been seen in the U.S.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
  6. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Looks like a blue silkie.
     
  7. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. Here are blue and splash silkie chicks:


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  8. Chiklette

    Chiklette Out Of The Brooder

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    If 5 toes, its a silky 100%
     

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