What color is this chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SuziQ991, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I incubated and hatched 12 chicks. I have FCM, Americauna and Easter Eggers. Most are blue but I have this very light colored one. What is the difference between a blue and a lavender? Could you tell me what color this is? Thanks.
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  2. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be a splash? (i see some black near the tail). To get self blue (lav) the bird needs two copies of the gene...so I dont think its that. Check the feather shaft that will tell you.
     
  3. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for your help. What am I looking for on the feather shaft?
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a splash. It will develop more splashes as it molts a few more times to adult feathers.

    Matt
     
  5. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Definitely a splash, and a very pretty one at that.
     
  6. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Splash - I got the same thing with my eggs. I ordered Blue Orph's & got two Splash and two Black. I thought a professional hatchery would know the genetic game but I guess not. But she's pretty![​IMG]
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    That is a splash chick. It is the offspring of a Blue to Blue breeding.
     
  8. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue, but she's gorgeous!!!

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  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How does that mean the hatchery doesn't "know the genetic game"? Blue x blue will give you splash and black, and all the hatcheries that I've seen tell you to expect both colors when you order blue. What hatchery did your orps come from?
     

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