What color are we?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Whitney13, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Whitney13

    Whitney13 Songster

    May 14, 2010
    Malvern, AR
    These are my americauna or Easter Eggers, Kip lays a beautiful sky blue egg and Darkie lays a kind of a minty sky blueish colored egg. Anyways, I have had them for a while and I have always wondered what color they are. So can anyone tell me? [​IMG]

    This is Darkie, it isn't a very good shot of her but the rest of her is just black.
    This is Kip.

    I will try to get some better pictures up.
  2. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Well, the thing with EEs is that they are cross bred birds for their beautiful egg color, color varieties are out the window. So they are very seldom a single color, but instead a mix of colors and you get a wide array of phenotypes that can mask the true genotypes. IMO, Darkie is almost a partridge color, but not a pure partridge. Kip is a quail color, but not pure quail because the breast color is incorrect (breast should be clear, not patterned). If I had to label them a color, that's what I would say. But I'm sure someone else will see something there that I missed.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2010

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