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Is this what she says it is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheHappyHen21, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interested in buying this hen. She said shes a buff/lavender orpington. I think the one on top is a roo and the one on bottom is a hen. What do u think??[​IMG]
     
  2. Lincy

    Lincy Out Of The Brooder

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    How old? Then one on the bottom looks like it has slate colored legs so some sort of Easter Egger. It looks like a pullet though.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    No. The top bird is a buff/splash mixed breed. Lavender not only dilutes black coloring to grey, but also red/gold feathering to a very pale yellow/white.
    The bottom is a very mixed breed bird, possibly some Easter Egger and Polish in it.
    Top is male, bottom is likely female.
     
  4. chickenlover570

    chickenlover570 Just Hatched

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    I am semi new, but I got a lavender Americauna/EE and his[​IMG]

    coloring looks nothing like that. They also had lavender orpingtons and they had the same coloring as him.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 That bottom one looks like its got a lil bit of everything in it.
     
  6. JaeG

    JaeG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are people who have tried that mix on here and you get black laced buff/brown or sometimes grey birds. Just do a search and it should pop up. To get blue and buff on a bird the rooster needs to be a splash and the hen a buff.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Agreed
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with junebuggena
     
  9. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two photos i found online what lav/buff cross can turn out like. They look like the ones i posted
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Those birds appear to be blue mixes (lavender, or self blue, and blue are easily confused). Lavender is recessive, which means it requires two copies to present, even if its just diluting another color. Blue does not breed true, you can get black (0 copies), blue (1 copy) and splash (2 copies). If it is blue, and not lav, that would account for the variance in color. My blue/buff crosses look very much like the birds you've posted.

    So, essentially, I agree with junebuggena as well :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016

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