!!!white sumatra chicks or are they!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gary 12 ireland, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. gary 12 ireland

    gary 12 ireland Out Of The Brooder

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    hi
    I have newly hatched chicks. I bought them as white sumatras, i am having doubts as they have white legs and silvery black backs. can anyone advise me what breed they actually are? or are they white sumatras?
    herr are some pics ??[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to give you a clear answer on this. White is not an accepted color in Sumatras, because all attempts to get the color have resulted in undesirable genes like red faces, off-colored legs, etc. Since they are considered undesirable, it's actually hard to find them.

    It's more likely that you were given blue splash Sumatras.
     
  3. gary 12 ireland

    gary 12 ireland Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info[​IMG].Do you think the legs will darking as they get older or will they stay the same and are blue or blue splash a registered colour of sumatras??[​IMG]thanks!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure on the legs. I know that some chickens like Ameraucanas and Dutch Bantams are hatched with orangish legs that eventually turn blue slate in color, so I think that same thing could happen to your chicks (they could change to the correct color). Blue is a recognized Sumatra variety, but Splash is not.
     
  5. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah yes, those there are known as.. cute!
    Such little legs! Are you sure you didn't mis-hear Seramas? Hehe.
    I know nothing of Sumatras, sadly. Just had to comment on the adorableness.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    You'll have to let them grow some and PLEASE post new pictures then. As said above, they very well could be white sumatras.
     
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  7. gary 12 ireland

    gary 12 ireland Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thanks all for helping[​IMG] ,I will post some new pics when they start to feather !!![​IMG]thanks
     
  8. gary 12 ireland

    gary 12 ireland Out Of The Brooder

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    Is blue recognized in the UK and Ireland or just the USA??
     
  9. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. gary 12 ireland

    gary 12 ireland Out Of The Brooder

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    All seem to be producing pure white on there wings do you think they will keep to white[​IMG] plus i feather sexed them all seem to be hens and that what i need .[​IMG]
     

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