What color are my baby Orps? Blue/Black/Splash?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kyliekobe, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. kyliekobe

    kyliekobe Out Of The Brooder

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    I just finish hatching out my very first bunch of eggs, and got 5 out of 7 baby bbs orpingtons.

    I'm very curious to find out what their colors are. Would someone be able to help me out with that.

    Here's a pic of baby #1:


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    Is this black??

    Here's a pic of baby #2:

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    Is this blue??

    Pic of baby #3:

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    Is this splash??

    Sorry for the picture/lighting quality. I used my iPhone, because my camera wasn't charged. Too impatient to find out:p

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    #1 = dark blue, #2 = light blue, and #3 = splash [​IMG]

    Cute, cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. kyliekobe

    kyliekobe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Gumpsgirl,

    Thanks for the info:). It's so neat to see the different colors! I can't wait till they grow up and feather out!
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You're welcome! [​IMG]

    The blue, black, splash Orps are my favorite! I don't think you can hatch out anything cuter than a Orpington chick! [​IMG] I have three broodies that have been hatching some the last two weeks. They are just too cute! [​IMG]
     
  5. kyliekobe

    kyliekobe Out Of The Brooder

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    Awwwww! All those chicks....it must be sooooo cute! I'm jealous!

    This was my first time hatching, and it was so much fun. I can't wait to do it again...just need more space!
     
  6. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought there was only one kind of orpington... buff... can you post pictures of grown ups?
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    I thought there was only one kind of orpington... buff... can you post pictures of grown ups?

    Oh no! There are many different kinds! Blue, black, splash, lavender, mottled, creole, buff, and white. I might have even left some out!

    Here are a few pics of my blues, splash, black, and lavenders. [​IMG]

    A splash pullet
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    A dark blue hen
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    A light blue pullet
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    A young lavender pullet
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    My splash cockerel
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    See! There's lots of other colors out there and I don't even have all of them. [​IMG]
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:No need to be jealous! It looks like you have your own cute balls of fluff there! [​IMG]

    Hatching is fun! I am totally addicted to it! [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, and the blues come in all shades of blue, too.
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  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    ooooooooooohhhhhhhhh Suede [​IMG]


    sorry for the hijack but I love that blue boy! Wish I'd had that picture to bead...it would have driven me mad for sure. hehehehe



    Sorry got distracted by Suede....gumpsgirl those are beautiful birds.


    Those chicks are just the cutest..congrats!
     
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