Langshan Chicks..blue or splash?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rodriguezpoultry, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    After several failed attempts at the incubator, I got a good hatch. 4 chicks.

    2 of them I am curious about.


    This chick is a beautiful dark blue (at least the wing feathers...) Issue is, she has no leg feathers. How did this happen? Both parents were feather-legged.
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    This chick has a REALLY light silver-cast to her secondary feathers that are coming in. Her grandmother was a very light blue. Her father hatched out a similar color, but still not as light as her. She has excellent leg feathering for one so young. Think she is a blue or a (please Lord) splash?
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  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    The bottom chick looks splash to me not sure about #1. I hatched a faverolles bantam chick with no leg feathering from two feather legged parents earlier this spring. It was also a splash and the only one I hatched oddly enough.

    Henry
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I also think splash.

    Funny, the white chicks' down is a darker blue than the blues.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I fervently hope it's a splash. I desperately want a male splash, but I believe this one is female. I've had a "female" year this year. Kind of good, kind of bad.
     
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I've had a "female" year this year. Kind of good, kind of bad.

    Lucky you. You wanna toss one of those years over this way? [​IMG]
     
  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    genetics Can cause the featherless legs. Every once in awhile a cochin will throw legs like that, and it just shouldnt be used for breeding or showing [​IMG]
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Weird. Just plain weird. Now that I look REALLY close, you can see a tiny spurt of fuzz on one leg and on one toe.

    Hmmm...you watch, she'll wind up with two feathers on her leg...
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Updated photos of the unknown COCKEREL (YAY!) and blue pullet with two fuzzies on her legs:

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  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I'm still at a loss as to what this cockerel is...if anyone can give me a definitive answer, or any guesses, please let me know!

    I "think" he may wind up being an even colored blue:

    Cockerel up front, BLUE pullet in the back:
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    Blue pullet:
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    Unknown cockerel:
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  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I still say splash but I could be wrong tomorrow I will show some pictures of my very evenly colored splash faverolles pullets. Not really much splashing to speak of just powder blue some even have faint lacing.

    Henry
     

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