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What breed has blue legs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by smk2010, May 23, 2011.

  1. smk2010

    smk2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    6 weeks ago we ordered some chicks on line and when they were delivered it turned out that we also receive 4 "rare breed" chicks. They did not state what breed they are or what sex they are (we ordered all pullets). I have one chick I'm assuming is one of the "rare breed" chicks that at 6 weeks old is a blue/gray/silver (almost a steel grey) in color, has bluish legs, and has a slightly larger comb than the other chicks (may be a rooster). I do not have any pictures of it yet but I will try and get some tonight. Does anyone have any idea what breed this chick might be??
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Several.

    Cant tell by your description yet...
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Blue Andalusian.
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    take pic and post them
     
  5. smk2010

    smk2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try and get a couple of pictures tonight and post them in the morning. It looks like it could possably be a Blue Andalusian from the pictures I saw of them.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That would be my guess based on information given.
     
  7. smk2010

    smk2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK - I finally have some pictures to post of the chick...now if I can just figgure out how...

    This I believe is one of the rare-breed chicks we received as a bonus to our order. What breed and sex do you think it is? I'm guessing it is a roo. They are about 6 weeks old.

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    I'm pretty sure this one is one of the Golden Wyandottes pullets. What do you think?

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  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    looks like a blue andalusian and an easter egger, it's not a glw
     
  9. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    My GLW is on the far right of this pict:

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    There are baby picts in the link in my signature.
     
  10. smk2010

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    Thank you! I guess the brown one could be an EE - since we did order a few of them as well, and her legs are a little darker/bluer than most of the other chicks (excluding the blue chick who has the darkest legs). I haven't looked at them very close yet. I wonder if the brown chick has any sign of the fluffy cheeks yet. What color eggs do blue andalusians lay? Any chance the blue could be a pullet or is it definitely a rooster?
     
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