it's great to see pictures of Topaz. She is a bit farther in terms of molting her faded feathers than her sister that I have here. Some of my Spalding hens develop spurs like those that Topaz has, but her sister that I have here does not have spur growth as far as I know. I am convinced that Topaz is a hen, since from a genetic standpoint, her Silver Pied Spalding father was split to Purple. Her neck color will be a beautiful purple coloring once she is done molting. I have yet to get good pictures of that with my hen.
Now onto her train feathers— I totally see what you mean about the whispiness, but the feathers that add whispy are her faded and sun damaged feathers. Same applies to her flight feathers. It happens with any bird, but it is most noticeable on my hens. Once she had completely molted she will have nicely squared off train feathers that have the characteristic barring of a Spalding hen.
Also, I really love Topaz's face markings!