can someone tell me if my OEGB cockeral will be mottled?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by animals1981, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    I am hoping he will be mottled! BUt im not sure? Here are a few pix I took of him

    It doesnt really show his true specs better in the light u can see and notice them better on his wings etc...

    If you like I can take more pics ?? Just tell me what I should take more pix of! His mother was a black and his father was a wheaten

    First 7 pictures

    first 2 are him with his mother who is golden black
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    I didn't see that all of the pics were him. In the first few he doesn't look like it to me, but in the close-ups he may be. The feathers coming in on his head are what make him look a bit mottled.. How old is he btw?

    here are my mottled black d'uccles-you can see the one that has better coloration.


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  3. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
  4. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    do u mean is he molting now or will he molt soon.? [​IMG]
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    he will change hi colors a lot before you will know, but he does look speckled now

    By 8 weeks you should have a good idea, but sometimes they surprise you and molt out diff after that
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    He will be a black. A mottled bird that young would look like this

  7. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    I think he is mottled. The mottling gene is different than other genes. Birds that are mottled will add more white feathers as they get older. The white wings is a good indicator of mottling. Lilpeeps bird is a good example of a mottled bird that is extended black.


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