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

tberggren

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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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halo

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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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hinkjc

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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.
 

tberggren

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If you could post a picture of one with little or no lacing as a comparison that would help me ALOT.
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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.
 

Sonoran Silkies

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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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