QUESTION about "BLUE"

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rare Feathers Farm, May 30, 2008.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    So I got a poultry catalog last night & was looking in it. I saw both "Blue" and "self blue" d'Uccles....what is the difference?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    If it's just blue, it's a dilute black. This is where you get the blue, black, splash colors.

    Self-blue means they have the lavender color gene and will breed true blue/lavender when blue is bred to blue. [​IMG]
     
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Blue is kinda a dark blue color. can be mistaken for black if not paid close attention to or bad lighting. Often blues in many breeds will throw black birds. Or i know they will in Oegbs. Self blue. is a light diluted blue. like fawn in a way.
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Oh, okay....that's what I thought... So if you had self-blue birds & bred them to each other, the babies would be blue?

    Rather than the blues which you can get black & splash from...I see...
     
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Anything self is a solid color. Self blue is lighter and the same color through out (at least ideally). Whereas blue is darker and the hackles are darker than the rest of the body.
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yeah, I've seen some marketed as blues that sure look black, LOL
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Oh, okay....that's what I thought... So if you had self-blue birds & bred them to each other, the babies would be blue?

    Rather than the blues which you can get black & splash from...I see...

    Yes'am! [​IMG] You gots it!
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Yay! LOL Thanks!
     
  9. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    A self blue to a self blue = 100% self blue

    A blue to a blue = 25% black, 50% blue, 25% splash
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Anyone have pic's to show the difference? (I love pic's)
     

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