well, are they? and if so, which one looks better?

haTHOR

Songster
10 Years
Mar 28, 2009
744
11
176
Near Asheville, NC
Was told these are ameracauna, not from hatchery, from local lady who sells to the health food store.

eggs from pullet sisters to these boys reported to be "blue blue".

how do they look? is one better than the others?

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i think two of these pics are of the same bird.
 

farmerChef

Songster
9 Years
Nov 18, 2010
3,444
91
221
Southern Georgia
My Coop
My Coop
Blue x blue = 50% blue, 25% black, 25% splash
Blue x black = 50% blue, 50% black
Black x splash = 100% blue
Splash x blue = 50% blue, 50% splash
Splash x splash = 100% splash
Black x black = 100% black

Or you could use a punnet square ( I think that's what their called)
Black = BB
Blue = Bb
Splash = bb

This is splash (pic from Feathersite.com)
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haTHOR

Songster
10 Years
Mar 28, 2009
744
11
176
Near Asheville, NC
Ok, that is what I thought...I must have misheard the seller or she misspoke. I thought, these are clearly black, but what do I know? lol

Thanks for the input!
 

haTHOR

Songster
10 Years
Mar 28, 2009
744
11
176
Near Asheville, NC
ha, i got your "number", lol. i did check back in with her and the breeder said that when they were babies these two had some white under their wings. she considered them splash due to that. should i consider them as such for my plans in breeding? thank you!
 

debid

Free Ranging
10 Years
Jan 20, 2011
7,560
6,918
516
middle TN
ha, i got your "number", lol. i did check back in with her and the breeder said that when they were babies these two had some white under their wings. she considered them splash due to that. should i consider them as such for my plans in breeding? thank you!

Nope, they're black. Solid black chickens can have some white in them as chicks and then it molts out. I'm surprised a breeder wouldn't know that.
 

haTHOR

Songster
10 Years
Mar 28, 2009
744
11
176
Near Asheville, NC
to be clear, i checked back in with the woman who sold to me...she bought several chicks before sexing from the breeder, and was telling me what the breeder said. So I may be getting a bit of mix up in the repeating of the conversation. I have the breeder's info so I'll check in with her since I really do need to know what's up.
 

MANNA-PRO

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