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what breed and color ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BackyardMarana, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I bought a hen aabout a week ago ,but don't know her breed I think she's an Orpington but she is way bigger could she be an English Orpington ? And her Colo is blue with black flakes so is she blue or blue splash? Thank you for any help you can give
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you post a picture?
     
  3. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She certainly looks like a Blue Orpington. Perhaps English, or maybe she is just a heavier strain of Orpington then you have seen before.

    Her coloration is blue. Not all blue chickens are created equal in coloration, some have black flecks, or not as nice lacing. To be considered a splash her base coloration would have to be a much lighter gray.
     
  5. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks :) she was dirty in the picture ,if I breed her to my splash marans rooster what would the chicks come out like ?
     
  6. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    50% of the chicks would be blue, and 50% would be splash. Feathered feet are incompletely dominate, so most of the chicks would have feathered feet.

    Some info on the blue genetics
    https://poultrykeeper.com/poultry-breeding/genetics-blue-birds/
     
  7. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is another hen i dont know what breed ,she is really big and red .
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  8. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    K thank you again for the info ,i have more hens that im not sure of their breed do you think you can help me ?
     
  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rhode island red or production red i think
     
  10. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the same but the comb is different ,
     

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