Pictures of my mystery gender bantam mixes

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brahmamama4, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Brahmamama4

    Brahmamama4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I posted about these guys or girls a couple days ago and finally was able to snap a couple pictures, sorry they aren't the best of quality. They like to hide behind their mom whenever I get too close! These are about 6 weeks old and supposedly Americana mix bantams. They hatched out of blue/green eggs. There's two of them, one black and the other is gray. Thanks for any help!

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    Black bantam in front
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    Black bantam
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    another one of the black bantam
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    Gray bantam
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Grey is actually called blue in chicken colours.

    Can't tell based on the images... I can't even tell what type of combs they have. Are they single?

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  3. Brahmamama4

    Brahmamama4 Out Of The Brooder

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    They don't even have combs yet really. The blue one has what looks like the start of a single comb. Thanks for the gray=blue info. Total newbie here!
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    No problem :) This is how it was explained to me .... The color, "blue," in the animal world is a grey shade, such as a blue heeler dog (it is grey). Grey chickens are called, "blue." Lavender is also called, "self blue," as another term. The easiest way to tell the difference in blue and lavender is by looking at the feather shaft .... blue has a dark shaft, and lavender has a light or white shaft. However, to confuse matters further - there are grey silkies - but they have chinchilla markings. [​IMG] Example above. And another thing, your black chick is actually blue :p See the markings on it's chest? It's lacing. [​IMG] Here is a blue male Ameraucana I own. Kind of looks close to black. [​IMG] You can see it better here.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Those chicks could be BBS Ameraucanas. (Blue Black Splash).

    They'd have to meet the standard of perfection. One looks to have feathered legs - so that's an EE (Easter Egger).

    None should have single combs.
     
  6. Brahmamama4

    Brahmamama4 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's fascinating! This is why I love this website. So full of great info! I'll have to keep watching the combs I guess since they still are barely showing anything yet. Do you have any hunches on gender?
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I hunch that the one on the trash can and the last one are boys. 1st one looks girly to me, as does the 3rd image.
     

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