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Sir Blue - confused about breed now...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snowydiamonds, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. I thought I knew what breed Blue is but now am confused, Please tell me his breed?
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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    first thoughts andalusian,, but not sure. he has red and doesn't really look like the ones i've seen
     
  3. I thought Andalusian, too, so that's what I've had in my siggie but then I saw posts of at least two other breeds w/pics so now??? Was or am I right or wrong as usual???[​IMG]
     
  4. Vcomb

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    andalusian i'd say, just not a very good colored one. any blue or black breed can "leak" the red or silver that is hidden underneath from time to time, depending on how they're bred. judging by the half-ways colored earlobes i'd say an andalusian that wasn't bred with the purpose of meeting the standard description closely.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I thought Andalusians had white ears.
     
  6. I was looking at ChicknLisa's eggs for sale post, her Andalusian's have white ears, so mine could be an EE??? (That's what he came w/as eggs, the EE's or Americana's I have now grown up are black w/green sheen and ear muffs/beards). Here's a pic of the EE/A's hiding from the flash today:
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  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Hi, I have 2 that look similar, one has the exact look without the red and the second has the red just coming in (13 weeks) but his comb isn't as "grand", ears the same color too. As far as I know they are Blue Andalusian x Black Australorp [​IMG] . It is just probably just an Andalusian mix, but if you find out differently I'd love to know [​IMG]

    Krista
     
  8. He's always been a kind hearted lil and now big guy...all the little chicks used to go to him or he to them if the others were bossing the lil ones around and they'd be safe w/him, he's always been people friendly, too...he was hatched this Spring, a youngster...
     
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  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Maine
    Here is a pic at 7 weeks, the blue far right is the one that started getting the red at 12 weeks, the one on the left looks just like yours now minus the blue. I will try to get a pic tomorrow. Unlike yours, I can't stand mine, he bites when I try to put him away at night.
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    Krista
     

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