My thoughts have always been that the Lemon Blue was the Blue version of the Brown Red. My understanding is that most of the Lemon Blue Breeders are using Lemon Blue Sports crossed over BrownReds to get 100% Lemon Blue. My confussion grows as I read the Standard and look at the color patterns of the Males in each breed.
LemonBlues, according to the standard,
HEAD: Lemon. NECK: Hackle-LUSTROUS DARK BLUE????, laced with lemon.???
HEAD: Lustrous deep orange. NECK: Hackle - lustrous deep orange, with a narrow dark stripe through the middle of each feather, terminating in a point near its lower extremity.
I dont believe I have ever seen a LemonBlue with a LUSTROUS DARK BLUE Hackle? Is this a mis-print or have we steered away from the standard on Lemon Blue Males?