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What color is this chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by iamrobotbug, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. iamrobotbug

    iamrobotbug In the Brooder

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    E1E10C75-6721-4937-BCD5-E95E82B91F32.jpeg B492ADDD-50F0-4149-A0FD-3E596D622349.jpeg When she was a tiny chick she was a mix of brown and yellow. Now she’s 11 weeks old and has a mix of brown and sort of orange feathers (how orange depends on the lighting). She’s an Easter Egger. I’m just curious what chicken people call a chicken with this color/pattern.
     
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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    It doesn't have a name, as its not a standard color pattern.
     
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  3. TwoChicksChix

    TwoChicksChix Songster

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    I agree with Frazzemrst1. If it isn’t a standard color pattern, it won’t have a name. We usually just give it a name if we feel like it. Though she does look like she could have some kind of lacing, since she isn’t true to the color I can’t say anything for sure.

    She is however very pretty. Look at those cheeks!
     
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  4. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    It looks like blue with gold leakage to me? @nicalandia and @The Moonshiner might be able to tell you genetically what might be going on. But it won't have an actual name for the feather pattern.
     
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  5. Futuregreenefarm

    Futuregreenefarm Chirping

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    She is however very pretty. Look at those cheeks!

    Agreed!!
     
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  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Spot on.! like a blue/black star sex link.. Columbian is at play on an extended black background that has been diluted by blue
     
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