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Mystery chick

Post by bigyetiman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:53 pm

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My friends sister put a large blue/green egg under a broody hen this is the result, has anyone got an idea of what it will turn into ? I haven't a clue
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Re: Mystery chick

Post by MrsBiscuit » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:42 pm

No idea, but lovely Mum, lovely chick! Mum looks super healthy, judging by her face pigment. All those lovely blue feathers as well, thanks for posting!
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Re: Mystery chick

Post by LadyA » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:24 am

Mum looks very surprised! Maybe she's wondering which side of the family this one takes after?? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mystery chick

Post by Tweetypie » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:27 am

Adorable photo. 🙂
I don't know anything much about breeds,but when I googled it, Cream Legbar showed up, along with a blue green egg link yo eBay!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/183741938812?c ... d38ffeeb4e 1
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Re: Mystery chick

Post by bigyetiman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:34 am

Thanks Tweetypie, I will let her know.
Mum looks like our Bluebelle the one who is known as Darth Vader, although as she approaches 7 years old she has mellowed somewhat
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Re: Mystery chick

Post by Tweetypie » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:38 pm

My bluebell, aka Miss Muffet, is a gentle hen. She's the most timid and does the least digging. I love the colour of her feathers. She produces a cream coloured egg.
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Re: Mystery chick

Post by bigyetiman » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:19 am

We had three Bluebelles originally, and our one remaining bird was firmly bottom of the pecking order amongst all the hens, and she gradually got braver and fought her way to the top and then really honed her "Darth Vader" technique, but she does have character, her real name is Misty, I must look out a picture of her
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Re: Mystery chick

Post by Hen-Gen » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:01 am

Yep. Without boring for Britain the pronounced down colour on its head and eye stripe suggest a wild type plumage as is found in Welsummers, Silver Grey Dorkings and Cream Legbars. As she hatched from a blue/green egg then her mother was probably a Legbar but her father could be anything. Some of my most interesting hens have, over the years, come from accidental matings. The most noticeable was the result of Silver Columbian Wyandotte x Blue Silver Duckwing Welsummer. The pullet grew up to be a Blue Silver Quail (as the colour is called in chickens) hen but I was unable to perpetuate her colour..
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