What color is this considered? And breeding to Blue Cooper Maran?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KateBeauchemin, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. KateBeauchemin

    KateBeauchemin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Got these 3 girls early this spring... what color would they be considered?
    All babies I got from these girls were blue.. Mixed with my white jersey (not so) giant..

    Anyone mix with Blue Cooper Maran roo?
    Pics of offspring?

    thanks so much...

  2. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    They're very pretty. I'm not sure what color you'd call them (other than Blue and Brown), but I have a similar colored EE:

    A bit scruffy on her back from being mounted by a dominant hen (I rehomed that hen)


    Her baby pic:

  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Offspring will give you mostly blue or black birds with some brown here and there. And, they'll be lightly feather-shanked, but with a beard and muffs.

    Best of all, they'll be Olive Eggers. [​IMG]

    These birds here, though, being Easter Eggers, are simply "brown and blue" - I'd say they're carrying some sort of old wildtype BBR, perhaps with columbian, and of course blue.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Oh the babies from them and a blue copper marans would be beautiful!

    I agree with Illia.
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    They are sorta similar to a blue red colouring. Whether or not a colour is pure or exact, I prefer to try to label it as nearly as possible. Note that the hackle of a blue red should be more red and less blue.

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