Lavender or Blue Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by This_chicks_place, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am new to this chicken thing, loving every minute so far! I have a question....Is there a difference between an Lavender and a Blue orp? If so, how do you tell? I have one that the breeder told me was a blue orp, but I have seen the pics on here of lavenders and they look an awful lot alike.
     
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  2. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of my lavender orpington roo....hatched from Bargain's eggs. He's 3 months old.

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  3. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any distinct differences?
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    The ladies in the foreground are Blue Orpingtons.
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  5. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's beautiful! My Lily (I'm hoping:) ) is very pretty, she is a light dove gray and when her feathers were coming in the pins were a lovely shade of blue.
     
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  6. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness...those hens are lovely! When do they get their adult feathers? Mine looks like she may be getting alittle darker at the neck
     
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goodness... they are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
     
  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a distinct difference - they are not the same.

    Blue is darker than Lavender, particularly on the head. They are also sometimes laced (dark edges to each feather) while lavenders are not.
    Blue birds also have a blue tinge, while lavender birds have a more purple tinge.
     
  9. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You! She is only 7 weeks old and still a very light dove gray, so I can't wait to see her adult color!
     

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