Wheaten or Blue Wheaten?

Mesa

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Nov 21, 2008
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How can you tell the difference between a Wheaten and a Blue Wheaten hen?
I have 2 hens that are very light in coloring but they do have a couple dark feathers in their tails... I was assuming they were Wheatens. I started googling pictures, and I see some of the BW do have darker feathering in their tails.

How can you tell the difference between the two?
 

Foxhound lady

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Jul 9, 2008
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I have a Wheaton EE and a BW EE easiest way to tell the difference in coloring is Wheaton has more black were as the BW have a grey blue cast where the black should be.

If I'm wrong on this let me know!
 

Birch Run Farm

Biddy up!
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Sep 5, 2008
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Jean,

Any chance you could post some photos of both varieties for us learners? Please? Pretty please?????
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pips&peeps

There is no "I" in Ameraucana
Jan 18, 2008
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I just so happen to have one of each variety in the cages getting ready for show. I will take a picture of each of their wings. This is the easiest way to determine which color they are on some.


Blue wheaten:

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Wheaten:

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pips&peeps

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Jan 18, 2008
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I don't look at the rest of the bird to determine color because it can be so confusing.

You want to breed and choose pullets with little to no ticking in the hackles. This will remove the ticking in the male offspring's hackles.
 
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chicken stalker

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pips&peeps :

I don't look at the rest of the bird to determine color because it can be so confusing.

You want to breed and choose pullets with little to no ticking in the hackles. This will remove the ticking in the male offspring's hackles.

Hmmm I think I need to hatch more wheatens...​
 

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