Can a chicken have spots?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Arztwolf, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Songster

    Aug 5, 2014
    SW Texas
    My Buff Orp, Biscuit, hatched five eggs in the beginning of July (I was on vacation and a family member and found them). She stole four eggs from my late Turkens and only hatched one of her own. [​IMG] I've named the four, Beep, Cheep, Meep and Peep, the other chick is named Goldie. I think at last two are cockerels (bigger and one has the beginnings of a comb).

    Beep appears to have spots. Is this just an awkward chick stage thing, or his true color? He/she's the brown on in front. Sorry for the quality. I can't get a good enough picture of his markings, but they look more rounded in real life.

  2. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Songster

    Jul 31, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Chickens can have spots, usually it's a young chick thing, but others may keep their spots. My EEs looked like that then had more of a solid coloring after a few juvenile molts.

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