What colour is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LongRanch, May 29, 2016.

  1. LongRanch

    LongRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meg is an araucana bantam silkie cross. :) Can anyone tell me if this colour has a name (other than black), or do all black chickens look like this? She has orange stripes down her neck, and the rest of her is black but it gleams blue and green. It is so pretty.


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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    I believe they would call that a rusty black, the multicolored sheen is normal in black birds. She's very pretty.
     
  3. NewChickLove

    NewChickLove Out Of The Brooder

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    She is gorgeous!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The color is black, with red leakage.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    what a beauty - lucky you
     
  6. LongRanch

    LongRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! When I got her, she wasn't nearly so pretty. She lived in a shed with lots of other chickens. She was the ugly one of the bunch I took, and she was a complete basket case, I felt so sorry for her. In a few short months, she has physically and mentally blossomed. She is now one of the prettier ones. <3 I just love how her feathers change colours in the sun.
     

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