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Self-Blues? **PICS ADDED**

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by davecash, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has asnyone heard of self-blue chickens? I have 3 chicks and their growin nicely. I think their bantams, if thats the word that means their smaller than the normal chicken.. If you have ny information let me know.
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Dave, self-blue is a color, not a breed. Basically, they call it self-blue in the U.S. and in Europe, it's lavender. Any idea what actual breed they are? Old English Game Bantams, Belgian Bearded D'Anvers, etc, all come in Self-blue.
     
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  3. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the guy i bought them from said they were self-blue.. crap.. i know their smaller, but i dont know their actual breed.
     
  4. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    Quote:There are definitily self blue and as far as I know are in the bantams only.
    The andalusian blue is the blue that runs through many standard size chickens. With self blue, they carry the blue gene and will always be blue but the Andalusian blue also involves black and splash, so you can get a variety of colors.
    I know there are people here thta can go into more detail.
    Monty
     
  5. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Dont know of self blue but would like to see a pic of them (hint hint) [​IMG]
     
  6. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how can you tell their gender? i have 3 chiocks and the comb on one of them is brighter and more visible than the others, could this be my rooster?
    if so, itd be a dream come true. id have 2 hens and a rooster!!

    i appreciatre your help
     
  7. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay i shall go attempt to take a photo or two of them,
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A self-blue bird will breed true, that is, will produce birds of his same color when mated with another self-blue bird. Two blue birds (not self-blue) when mated will produce blue, black and/or splash. But, as I said, self-blue is a color, not a breed. We would like to see pictures of them and maybe we could tell you more-that's one of my favorite colors in chickens.
     
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  9. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay here thye are.. the one in the center is the one i suspect to be a roo. gimmie info..
    [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Gee, I can't tell what breed they are, but they are a beautiful color! Maybe someone can help you with the breed.
     

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