Self-Blue OEGB color question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Puresilk, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen a few self blue oegb's that had faint barring in a few feathers. Is that normal, somethign to be avoided or something that is just there? If its to be avoided, where did it come from?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Self Blue should have no lacing in the plumage at all...

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    The ones that you saw with lacing in the plumage could have been a Blue and not a Self Blue

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    Not to confuse you anymore there Silver Blue that is very close to a Blue.

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  3. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ones I saw were the self blue color, they are young birds, maybe 5 months? the barring was very minimal, not noticeable unless they are real close....was just curious about them as I am wanting to get a trio of self blues, and want to know what to look for and avoid...thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ozzie and Harriett, a young pair I picked up. The barring is not very noticeable, wondering if it will disappear when they molt out? They are around 4 months old.

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  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    It does not look like barring to me.
     
  6. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

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    X2 I dont see any lacing
     
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Oh wait! I see it on the tail of the roo. Breed thema and only keep the offspring that do not show barring.

    Edited to say: Or I suppose you could work on barred "lavendar" old English Game. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, like I said, it is very faint but there. I am gonna keep them, as the little pullet will fly up on my shoulder anytime I enter the pen now, lol...I just picked up a real nice trio of year old self-blues to start with, and I can use these with them if they make the right type. I am really liking the self blues, the porcelains (hard to find), BB Reds and the chocolates, or duns. Those are the colors I am working on. The porcelain is gonna be an extended project as I only have a rooster and some eggs ordered.
     
  9. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I might take that as a side project [​IMG].
     

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