Lavender or Blue Orpington Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SarahLeta, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. SarahLeta

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    Thanks for any advice and info!!
     
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  2. Mountain Peeps

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    In the first pic you have a pair. In the second, yes, the longer feathered bird is a pullet. She should be fine for reproducing. And they look like lavenders to me. This is what blue orps look like
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  3. Wyandottes7

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  4. Basskids08

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    Definitely lavender :)
     
  5. SarahLeta

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    I am not questioning the young chicks being good for reproducing. With the color difference between the adult hen and the chicks, I am wondering if this darker color of lavender is desirable for the breed...
    Also, it is the longer feathered chick I am questioning as a pullet, not the shorter. From what I've read, a pullet feathers quicker than cockerel...
    Thanks!
     
  6. Basskids08

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    I had a couple like your little ones that I got from a breeder that had the straight feathers like yours do, I also have a couple that are blue that I got from myers hatchery which sells this color and they look like your hen. All I know is lavender + Lavender = lavender chicks!
     
  7. keesmom

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    Is it possible she is a lavender blue? The colors are not exclusive.
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    They look like Lavender Orpingtons to me.
     

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