PQ's Self Blues. Has anyone ever heard of this breed or is it fake?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GoldieFlocks, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. GoldieFlocks

    GoldieFlocks Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought what the lady referred to as PQ's Self Blues. They're tiny bantams with a blue or lavender hue. Adorable, but I can't find any info on them!
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    either oegb or modern games
     
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  3. GoldieFlocks

    GoldieFlocks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I just found out that they are Old English Game Bantams. Their color is self blue. Der, sorry! I'm new at this.
     
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  4. GoldieFlocks

    GoldieFlocks Out Of The Brooder

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    You're right. So is it the norm to call the color "self blue"?
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    self blue is what the color is called and if you where to show them they would be self blue (as per the standard of perfection)....now this color is also refered to as lavender so if someone says they have lavender oegb that just means that they have self blue oegb
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    There are two different possible blue genetic combinations. They are completely different genetically, and appear different too.

    Self-blue - also called lavender (LAV gene)

    Andalusian blue - genetically has to do with black, blue and splash coloration (B - Bl genes)
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    also PQ just means pet quality
     
  8. JeanR

    JeanR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more bit of info: while we see COLOR, the color becomes a VARIETY, when it is a "breed-color". The language of Poultry will gradually unfold--we can enjoy it as we are learning. (I am still a kindergardener when it comes to "computer language" I am still learning, and I am slow!

    The Self Blue name is a US one. In other countries it is called Lavender (for the lavlav genes that display the "color") and called Pearl Grey in Holland. I love the Variety in any breed of Bantams! ENJOY them.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    she really didnt ask for a gentics lesson but if self blue is what the color was really called...i'm sure she will appriate the info but lets try not to get off track here. i even do it sometimes without noticing that i am
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    JeanR,
    So that you know --
    All Lavender Fowl are Self Blue BUT not all Self Blue Fowl carry the Lavender Gene.

    Chris
     

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