Lavender or grey? what do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shay20, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
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    Hello, ok i have this beautiful showgirl hen, and when she was smaller she did have a more darker like blue purplish coloring to her,
    some days when i look at her and also depending on the light she looks darker and some days she looks lighter, so confusing.
    Any way, do you guys think she is a Lavender that is what i think she is, but i want more opinions, or do you think she is grey?
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    this is when she was smaller, she is th elighter one.

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  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I say its a splash. Not all splash are white with black spots. Some are a blueish shade all over and have darker areas on them. It could not be a lavender as they do not get darker color in them, they are a consistant shade of light blue with no variations.

    Grey is a very different color altogether not even close to that.
     
  3. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:so you dont thinks she is grey? but more splash, could it be possible that she carrys the lavender ?
     
  4. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    in the wild, Mass
    Any other oppions. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I agree with Cara, there is too much variation in colour for the bird to be lavender. It might carry a copy of lavender, but without a second copy there will be no evidence of it. Unless you know that it came from a lavender parent, or at least a split lavender parent don't assume it carries lavender.

    Also, are you absolutely sure (as in it is laying) that that is a girl? I'm seeing a masculine look to the hackles & body type.
     
  6. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    Quote:Oh yea she is laying and she is a hen. lol
     
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  8. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    Quote:hehe good morning. [​IMG]
    she came from you, she is sooooo beautiful,
    so it was confirmed that she came from lavender, becouse she came from fowlrus which has lavender.

    I am bringing her to a swap today to have her checked in person, i will let you know what she says.
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Tadkerson had a post at one point on how to tell a lavender from a blue. It involves looking at the top and bottom of the feather shaft. I'll have to see if I can find it.

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  10. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:Hey will you be at the swap today?
     

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