colour help - orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spish, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    finally Saartje has arrived! (after 3 months of delays!)

    can anyone tell me what colour she is please??

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  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    looks like a mottled lav.

    ETA - but since you are in europe, maybe it's a barred lav? You have more varieties over there than here.
     
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  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a barred lav to me.
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    whats the difference between a mottled and a barred please?
     
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Quote:Barred is a pattern. Mottled is more like some one took a paint brush and sprinkled white dots all over the feathers. polka dotted if you will.

    ETA - I can't type today
     
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  6. pusskatkins

    pusskatkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you can help me with one that has a lavender color with yellow legs? It's the one in the center. You can't tell in the photo the legs are yellow.BBSO?

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  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Sorry Spish I have no idea on her color but [​IMG] [​IMG] barred?


    As soon as I can hop a plane, I will be over and take her off of your hands -- NO, no need to thank me [​IMG] [​IMG]



    She is stunning, lucky you. [​IMG]
     
  8. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Generally speaking a lav bird who has light legs/eyes is not only carrying the mottled gene but is "expressing" it via the light legs/eyes. Did you have the bird as a chick? Sometimes when they feather out, they lose the visual mottling. But as a chicks they would have been yellow with lavender/silver markings.
    At least that has been my experience.
     
  9. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    Quote:thank you [​IMG] my orp flock is growing slowly but surely
    ive been waiting for months for Saartje. theres only apparantly 2 people here with this colour orpington and they lived so far away it was near impossible to go and get her. but my darling man went and picked her (and her coop maat Yanna, a blue orp) up for me as a valentines present [​IMG])))))

    my plan is too breed her with my big stud Goliath (barred/cuckoo orp split lavender) and i think that should make some nice babies [​IMG])

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    Yanna
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    Zara
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  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    She is a Lav Cuckoo.
     

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