Beautiful Molt Transformation Mottled Java

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  1. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Billion $ Babies Premium Member

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    My goodness.. I had to share these photos taken today while pulling maintenance on the farm.
    We breed a variety of types of poultry but by far my favorite full breed are Mottled Java Chickens.
    Our breeders just finished a molt and one of them transformed into a beautiful almost opposite pattern.


    These are photos of our typical Female Mottled Javas.
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    Here is the Transformation Pullet. The colors are backwards. Mostly white with little black color.
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    The photos don't do the beauty any justice right now. I just took the pics and the Sun is low and too bright. The color blend is truly breathtaking. Remember, she was almost completely black prior to the recent molt.

    If anyone else has these particular birds, please post photos.
    Just Mottled Javas please. I am curious if their are possible variations of these beautiful creatures..
    -connie
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I don't have mottled java but I do have mottled cochins and Ancona. During the molt as the feathers are coming in they do have more white than the finished molt. In general mottled birds lighten up a bit each year, especially during the first few years when they molt.
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Billion $ Babies Premium Member

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    She is 3 yrs old. Actually first molt. Her female mates her age in the breeding pen stayed dark.
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    This is the brother to my avatar rooster, sometimes they lighten up sometimes they don't as much. Both birds started out darker. Sometimes the change is minimal, sometimes it's drastic.

    It will be interesting to see when she is done growing in those feathers if she's darker or if she remains more white. It seems the white feathers grow faster, could have something to do with pigment.
     
  5. Chickassan

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    That's really neat! I knew there was some color changes with molting but that's just awesome.
     
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    awesome! thanks for the reply and photo..
     
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  7. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Billion $ Babies Premium Member

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    As seen as newbies, they are yellow with a black splotch on their backs. (center tub)
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    As they mature, the black & white comes into play.
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    I love mottled chickens, they are so pretty.
     
  9. Farmer Connie

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    About an hour old.. IMG_20170611_165926.jpg
     
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  10. Seaecho

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    Mottled chickens are my favorites too. Those birds are just breathtaking!
     
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