My Not So Blue Rocks - Picture Overload!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SabaiFarms, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. SabaiFarms

    SabaiFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ***Sorry for the picture overload***

    I purchased Blue Plymouth Rock eggs and only had one hatch, Mort. I've been pretty sure Mort was Mortisha until this past week. She is very aggressive towards the other birds (never to me) and her comb and waddles are looking super red! She is 9 weeks old. Is Mortisha really Mortimer?

    Also, since she is obviously not blue, is she a black rock? She has a really pretty purple/blue/pink shine to her feathers in the sun. I tried to get some pictures of them too.

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    So after I only got one blue rock I ordered more eggs (from the same BYC member). I had yet another single hatch (I suck at hatching chicks I guess). This is Penelope. She was also supposed to be a blue rock. I know she is too young to tell sex, but what's up with her (black) feathers? All of her chest feathers seem to have white tips. Is she also a black rock or some half black / half barred variety? [​IMG] She is 4 1/2 weeks old.

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    Any opinions on anything would be awesome! Thanks so much!!!!
     
  2. t_4_turtle

    t_4_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this has nothing to do with your not so blue rocks...but where did you get your georgus BLRW? [​IMG] I want some that will look as good as yours do! [​IMG] I have no idea where to find some... [​IMG]
     
  3. t_4_turtle

    t_4_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] OOPPPSS see how excited I was? I meant to say Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous !!!
     
  4. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks to be a black male. [​IMG] And yes I agree with the BLRW. [​IMG]
     
  5. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's my understanding that in breeding blues you can also have black and splash in the color mix.

    blue x blue=50% blue,25% black,25% splash

    blue x splash = 50% blue,50% splash

    blue x black = 50% blue,50% black

    splash x black = 100% blue

    You were probably unlucky that the ones that hatched happened to be blacks of some form .
     
  6. SabaiFarms

    SabaiFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The BLRW were picked up at the feed store to keep Mort company. I think they are from Murray McMurray. I am looking for a home for my cockrel if you are interested. [​IMG]

    May be looking for a home for Mort too..... I have bad chicken luck!
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Looks like all boys to me.

    Blue Rocks can be blue, black and splash. There are a few that are working on the Mottled color.
     
  8. SabaiFarms

    SabaiFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any other opinions? I would hate to find a home for her of she is indeed a she.
     

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