Orpington chicks: splash vs spangled

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brigabart, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2015
    Just hatched out some chicks. First, what is the difference between spangled and splash? I have possibilities of both. Second, what do the chicks look like?
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Flock Master Premium Member

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand


    Here's a picture of my (sleepy) splash baby from the side and another with a buff baby in the background. It's yellow with a silver cast across it's back and head.

    I'm not familiar with spangled orpingtons (we don't have them in my country) but when I looked them up they looked black with white spots. I'm assuming (if that's the colour of yours) that they would be a black on it's back with a yellow chest and a maybe yellow on its head. If it's blue based I'd say it would have blue on it's back. I'm assuming it would have more yellow than its solid coloured chick counterpart, if that makes any sense.

    Hope I've been of some assistance at least.

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