what is the diff between self blue and just blue?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wildorchid053, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i see some say self blue and i have no idea what that is. thank you
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    When the word self is used it means a solid color. No patterns can be found in the bird.

    self black a solid black bird.

    self white a solid white bird

    self blue a solid blue bird that has an even color of blue all over the bird. The bird does not have black edging or black lacing on the feathers.

    blue uneven blue color- males have a black or dark blue pyle region while females will have a black or dark blue head and hackle feathers, most have a pattern on each
    feather of a black edge or a black lace., also called andalusian blue

  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Blue is blue with lacing and does not breed true 100% of the time, blue to blue matings will result in 50% blue, 25% black and 25% splash.

    Most often self blue is used to describe the lavender gene. It breeds true and there is no lacing on the feathers.

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