What is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HannahSmith2013, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. HannahSmith2013

    HannahSmith2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    We know it's Old English but we want to know what variety. We thought self blue but now we aren't sure. We think it could be Opal. The hen we are pretty sure is self blue as well.
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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    From what I have read Opal is a recessive gene similar to Lavender, Lavender shouldn't have too dark or light areas in their feathering. The opal variety seems to make OEGs have white tails, wings, and breasts. From the third picture I would say Opal. Is that the true color of the chicken (sometimes cameras will change the color of the real bird)? Here's a link that should interest you:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/123517/opal-old-english-games-on-eggbid-i-have-questions
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  3. HannahSmith2013

    HannahSmith2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've already looked at that link. That's why I posted this because I'm still not positive. The rooster in the first three pictures is the same bird. The last picture is of the hen. When we entered them into a show, they told us that they were a lot lighter than most self blues but we're never told about Opal. So, I'm still not really positive. We just got some eggs hatched off and I'm STILL not positive. Lol.
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    look like self blues to me
     
  6. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    yup x2
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    x3
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X4, looks like a Self Blue Old English Game.
     

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