BAMA Mottled Orp update

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BamaChicken, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Well I am down to 2 new breeders for the season. Ferral cats wiped out my BAMA chicks. Fortunately the Cats are no longer a problem after a loss of seven chicks to them.
    Any how I thought I would show an updated pic of my BAMA pullet and I have a cockerel a bit younger than her that is actually larger than she is and is now getting his spots.
    My Roo Bama is in a molt and so is the hen so will be interesting to see if he molts out darker or lighter and if she molts out lighter again.
    Here are the progeny.
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    You can see the white beginning to come on this cockerel
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    Also notice that the legs are not slate. They are mottled. The beaks tend to be white and eyes gold on these mottled/erminette/BAMA
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Julie, it sure looks like its working. I can't wait to see the second and third generation on these guys.
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    It's so good to see those pics. I can't wait to see if I get any out of this hatch. A couple more weeks now....
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Jared you may not be able to see the difference as chicks from the black till they grow a bit. Notice the legs first then the beaks.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:So are the legs and beaks "mottled" too? I know that my whites have white beaks and legs and my blacks have black legs and beaks.

    I am looking for blacks too so either way will be fine with me. I hope to have BBS and Bama out of the eggs you sent. Time will tell.
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    The beaks are definitely lighter, almost white and sometimes speckled. If you notice the blues and Blacks they are gray beaks usually dark.
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:That's good to know. I'll be looking for that. I can't wait and you are making it worse with these pics ya know?
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You know I am drooling over those photos. I love your Bama as much as I love my Red. Viva La Non-Standard Coloures! LOL
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Looks beautiful to me!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  10. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Speaking of mottled birds --

    I may be purchasing one or two mottled bantam cochins this next week. Should I expect that the younger ones will naturally be darker -- and therefore I shouldn't worry if they don't have much white yet? They'll get whiter as they mature?

    I just love the mottled and splash colors, along with all the different versions of spangled/mille fleur/jubilee. [​IMG] Thanks for any info!
     

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