"Lilac" guineas??

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  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

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    One of my friends keeps insisting that one of her Lavender guineas is a Lilac (after I told her it wasn't a Slate.. completely different color as babies). I've never heard of this color in guineas. Am I correct in believing it's non-existent?
     
  2. PeepsCA

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    Lilac does not "officially" exist on any color chart that I've seen. Ask your friend for pics of it.It's probably a Lite Lavender or Lite Blue, or possibly a Porcelain or Opaline depending on the stripes/markings on it's head (if it's a keet still).
     
  3. Lothiriel

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    Those were my thoughts too. I've asked for pics and she said she'll get some. They're 7 weeks old now.. Is that too late?
     
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    I'll probably still be able to tell what the keets are, if the pics are accurate.There should still be remnants of their head fuzz at 7 wks, so ask for pics of that as well as clear pics of their feathers.
     
  5. Lothiriel

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    Sure thing. :)
     
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    Guess it'll have to wait until Sunday. She can't take pictures so I'll do it when I go over Sunday afternoon.
     
  7. Lothiriel

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    All righty. I got some pictures of these guineas.

    This is the one I think they're calling a "lilac," but it's (I'm 99% positive) a lavender. I have 2 lavenders myself so I'm pretty sure about it.
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    The one to the right of that one is the one I am not sure about. Slate? Bronze? Here are some more pics of that one...
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    The best picture of its head fuzz is the very first photo... They were way back in the corner of their cage and I couldn't get any closer. These are all zoomed in.

    Any ideas??
     
  8. PeepsCA

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    The middle keet in the 1st pic is a typical normal Lavender. (You were right!!!). Not a Lite Lavender, but a regular Lavender. (Hehe... mhmm sure, Lilac)

    The keet in the 2nd pic, 3rd pic that you are unsure about... looks like a Slate to me. It's not dark enough to be a Violet, and too dark to be a Pewter, too blue to be a Copper.

    And just for chits and giggles... the lightest keet in the 4th pic looks pure White, cuz I see no pearling on it, in that pic...

    Nice mix of keets tho [​IMG]
     
  9. Lothiriel

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    [​IMG] I knew it was a Lavender! lol

    So the dark one I'm not sure about is a probable slate.

    Hehe.... Yep, it's a white. I've got 2 of them as well. x]
     
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    I was guessing it's a Slate because it just doesn't really look dark enough to be a Violet to me, but now that I look at it again a little closer I do see a purple sheen to some of it's new feathers and it's head fuzz is kinda light, so it may mature out to be a diluted Violet. Slates and Violets are extra hard to ID at that scruffy age when they are losing their baby feathers/molting, they go thru a lot of changes [​IMG] Ask her what it looked like when it was younger... if it was a darker brown/rust color over most of it's body then it's a Slate, if it was a lighter rusty color with white wings and some white/cream on it's face then it's a Violet (if you or she cares what color it is, lol).
     

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