- May 24, 2012
Semi new to chickens for other than an egg source (had them most of my life to have eggs on the table) now my husband and I are getting picky about breeds. We are hooked on Orpingtons after having inherited a few. Can anyone identify if our Rooster is truly lavender or is he a super pale blue? I had seen a blue roo, and he looks nothing like it. We also hatched two chicks so far out of a black hen with this roo and the chicks are...I don't know, splash or mottled? Help would be appreciated. The hen went broody and these two have hatched so far. I also have a young pullet out of a black roo and what looks like a lavender hen, but not sure. Thought it was a splash, but the background color is too blue/lavender compared to the other splashes I have. This novice will bow to your knowlege...