The Blues as a color, with some basic discription and pictures.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chris09, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I have seen some confusion with the Blue plumage color so I will try to list the different "Blues" that can found on chicken with pictures and a short description of that Blue.
    Try to bare with me this might take some time. [​IMG]
    Disclaimer pictures posted were found on the internet and are not my birds

    Blue (Bl) (AKA Andalusian Blue)
    A Blue Slate color with feathers laced with very dark Blue (lacing should look Black).
    Blue to Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Splash, 25% Black
    Blue to Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Blue to Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black


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    Splash
    Double dose of Blue (Bl)
    Splash to Blue = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Splash to Black = 100% Blue
    Splash to Splash = 100% Splash


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    Self Blue
    A solid even Blue Slate color with NO lacing. This color is sometime referred to as Lavender.


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    Blue Brassy Back


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    Blue Golden Duckwing
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    Blue Mille Fleur

    Blue Mottled

    Blue Quail

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    Blue Red

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    Blue Wheaten
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    Lemon Blue

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    Silver Blue

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    Please bare with me, more to come with photos and varieties.

    Chris
     
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  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I can help, just let me know.
     
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  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Thanks Got Game,
    I was just looking for a Silver Blue Male to add. [​IMG]
    I hope you don't mind I add the pictures to the top.

    Chris
     
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  4. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No sir, not at all. I have a pretty extensive library, if you cant find something, let me know.
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Lemon Blue "Sports" which are just Lemon Blue with two copies of the Blue gene making them Splash lemon
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  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Mr. Henk "Platinum Blue" which are Blue plus Dun with only one copy of each.. Bl/bl+ I^D/i+

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  7. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Platinum is created by crossing Andalusian blue x Dun?
     
  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Not My Birds, they belong to Brahmapeter he calls them "pearl gray patridge brahma"
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  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:correct... [​IMG]
     
  10. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Not Blue per say... but "Opal" should be here as much as Lavender.. I'll find Smokey pics also..

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    what is "Opal" made of? well so far the guys at the Coop(with some of my help) have suggested that "Opal" could be an allel of recessive white(c) c^Op(proposed by Henk and backed by me)
     

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