Unsure of colors

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by babieblues, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. babieblues

    babieblues Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2009
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Hope I'm posting this in the right place.
    Just got these OEGB bantams and am unsure of their coloring. The guy I got them from called them Lemon Beige, but also said that he had heard them called Lavender. I've searched online and can't find comparison pictures for either coloring. Can anyone help me with this?
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Looks like lemon self blue to me maybe?

    Porcelain (sp)???? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The hen sort of looks like a self blue. The rooster has self blue coloring, but I see lemon coloring in there too. Maybe a mixed color.
  4. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think those are Lemon Blue OEGB. You can look on Ideal's website. They have them. I have some coming on the 11th.[​IMG]
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I think that would be a lemon blue...you take a self blue and mate it with a ...well something to get that. The yellow makes it not a pure self blue
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    They look porcelain but without the mottling. They are definatly a self blue/lavender but they have lemon coloring so I dont know what they would be called.
  7. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    looks like perhaps a mix or someone's project. if there was a side shot of the hen it would help more as she seems to have adifferent coloring. the rooster seems to be displaying a genetic flaw found in some breeds with the lavendar gene inwhich the shoulder feathers do not compltely grow in leaving a ring of feathers that stay in pinfeather shape.

    looks like the rooster is similar to a lemon blue but is lavendar rather then blue.
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I was told the *silver* hackles is normal in self-blue (aka lavender) roos.......
  9. babieblues

    babieblues Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2009
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Thank You all for your quick responses [​IMG]
    I've posted a side picture of the hen, unfortunately these are the only pictures I have of them. They are actually pictures from the seller as I don't have a camera available to me right now to take my own pics.
    They seem to breed true to color, I have one of their pullets and she is the same coloring as her mother.
    The seller is hoping that I will maintain this color strain, which makes it strange if it's some kind of mix and not a pure color.
    Is lavender just another name for self blue?
    Very new to all this and am really confused lol Are these pure breed OEGB's with mixed coloring or does the mixed coloring make them not a pure breed?
    Maybe I should just stick with my finches, alot less confusing [​IMG]
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I don't know much about OEGB
    lavender is self-blue though...

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