What Is This Rooster's Color Called?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by duckmeister, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. duckmeister

    duckmeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious if there is any standard name to call the coloring of the blue colored rooster in the front of the photo, he was slate gray from the time he hatched, but as he's maturing he's gotten dark gray head and tail and has some yellow colored feathers growing on his back or the top of his folded wings as you can see in the picture. He's some kind of Amerecauna cross I think and about 4 months old. Real different looking.

    The little Legbar cross hen in the photo I just love, she's from the same hatch, and she has the brightest yellow legs I ever saw on a chicken,
     
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    He is Blue. He has one copy of the dominant dilute gene for black.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on junebuggena's post.
     
  4. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goodness, how beautiful he is!
     
  5. duckmeister

    duckmeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou. What percentage of blue chicks will he produce from my black hens?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Blue x black gives 50/50 each blue and black.

    I don't know where that white leakage is coming from, it's funky looking. His offspring may have the same leakage and make for some interesting looking birds.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 on Donrae's post
     

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