The Color Orange in Chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Birch Run Farm, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    I had several hatches of araucanas over the summer season and some of my pullets are blue and orange. Distinctly orange and not a rusty red. I am curious as to how the orange color resulted as none of the parent stock have orange. Can anyone enlighten me?
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Can you post a picture?
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    They are missing mahogany, so presumably the parents were het.
     
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    I'll work on some photos this weekend. It seems to be an unusual color for chickens.
     

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