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Question about BBS orp color and gender

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cetawin, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Okay I am delibertating on whether my Suede baby is a really dark blue or a black....and also there are mixed opinions on gender. One one hand, at 9 days old, little wing feathers are coming in well...an orp female trait. My splash baby is feathering slow, a orp male trait. So...opinions as to color and breed of this little one...


    1 day old

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    sitting down in the middle:

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    Sleeping like it is dead

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    9 days old

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    this is the splash so you can see the wing feathering difference

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    So...it is my little one a blue or a black? Suedenator Jr or Suedette?
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks blue to me and my guess is you have a little Suedenator Jr on your hands.
     
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  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I am sure hoping so. I tell him daily what a good boy he is. One day he looks blue and the next he looks black...so i stay confused. [​IMG]
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That baby does look very dark blue to me, Ladyhawk. Now, whether it's male or female, that may take a bit longer.
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I sure hope so. [​IMG] Having that blue cochin/EE baby and the black BA/EE baby...this little guy just throws me. One minute he looks dark blue and the next HE looks black. So, time will tell.

    He and Cannonball were the first to greet me this morning. The were at the brooder window the minute I came out of the bedroom. LOL
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    It's a blue.
     
  7. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It will be a dark blue and it's way to early to sex.
     
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Quote:sssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhh It is a boy...yes a boy say it with me now

    "it is a blue boy"



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  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:sssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhh It is a boy...yes a boy say it with me now

    "it is a blue boy"



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    LOL Well there's a 50/50 chance! [​IMG] And if it's like most BBS Orps that I hatch here it's a BOY! [​IMG]
     

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