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Thought it was Black but now thinking Blue...Opinions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    This Chick was hatched on 6-7-08. I ordered a dozen eggs off Ebay, they came from AZ so getting one to hatch was pretty good, especially after the shape the box was in.
    I have all along thought it was a Black but now it's looking more Blue.
    It would be really a plus if it was a Cockerel! Any opinions.


  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    [​IMG] I say blue hen.
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm going to go with blue too. Maybe a cockerel. Let me get a pic of my black cockerel at 10 weeks so you can compare.
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    My black cockerel Diesel at 10 weeks old:


    My splash orp cockerel at about 10 wks old:


    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    It is black in IMO.
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    After posting my pics and comparing them, I think I have to agree with MP. I think it's black.
  7. Big Blue

    Big Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2008
    Quote:Look like a Blue to us.
    Looks nice too.
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd lean towards roo. I've got a pullet that same color. Kind of a dull black. I've flipped-flopped back and forth on her color too.
  9. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    First let me say, it really does not matter to me wether it's Black or Blue, Pullet or cockerel.
    Since I plan to ultimately have Blue, Black, Splash Orps.

    When it was about a month old, it did look Black, but now it is 2 1/2 months old and does not at all show the greenish sheen in it's feathers, in fact the feathers are getting lighter.
    I should probably take it outside in the sunshine and take a couple shots and post them. It is in my barn now, in my juvenile pen.
    I have a couple older Blue Pullets and this one is starting to look like them.

  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    That's it exactly kind of a dull Black. Guess time will tell

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