Went down to our neighbors this evening for dinner and after dinner headed to the barn to talk horses and chickens. Well all of their chickens have come from us and are all orpingtons both LF and bantams. They have this one particular 4 month old cockerel, who is beautiful by the way, that is out of our white orp roo (who they now have) and a blue orp hen (who is now deceased). He is predominately white with a blue/gray color toward the back half of his body and just a hint coming on around his neck. Well upon further inspection this evening I discovered he has a barred pattern! It is even all thru his tail feathers and you can see what is coming in on his neck is also showing barring. Where did that come from, is it just a fluke?? He is from two solid parents. He is also massive being larger than his father already at just four months. I will have pictures of him but not till tomorrow, sorry, but in the meantime, any thoughts??