blue Orpington hen and would like to understand lacing better new pics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tberggren, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a blue Orpington hen
    I would like to understand what I am supposed to be seeing.
    If you could please explain what you see here (both good and bad) it might help. Also if you have a good representation of blue lacing I would love to see it. Thanks so much for your help.

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    Hopefully these new pictures will help
     
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  2. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my! She must be really bad,
    It's ok, folks I can take it, just tell me what's bad. [​IMG]
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    This is an example of what I consider one of my better laced blue plymouth rocks. I also have some blue rocks that have little or no lacing.

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  4. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess what I need explained to me, is just what is being talked about when someone says lacing.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm not so sure your bird is bad, but the pic is not good which makes it hard to evaluate her. It doesn't show her color very well. Maybe a better pic would help get some insight on her coloring.

    The lacing is the darker edge around each feather.
     
  6. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you could post a picture of one with little or no lacing as a comparison that would help me ALOT. [​IMG]

    In the meantime I will try to get a picture of my girl in natural light, I think that will show her true colors better.
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    This one doesnt have any lacing to my eye.

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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    A laced feather has a thin edging around the entire feather in a contrasting colour. Most commonly lacing is black. If you scroll about halfway down through http://www.edelras.nl/chickengenetics/mutations1.html you'll find several photos of nicely laced birds. A bit further on you'll see a table of four drawings and associated alleles for lacing. The drawing on the bottom right is what you want to strive for.
     

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