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How on earth did this happen? A partially spangled Orpington?*PICS*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cara, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I hatched a chick three months ago that is gold/yellow and black. She has gold breast feathers with black tips, and the feathers on her back are black with a yellow stripe down the middle. The confusing thing is that Splotchy is a cross between a Buff Orpington and a Black Orpington. Where did the pattern come from?
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I think we need pictures to see what you're talking about [​IMG]
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    blame the UPS guy or check on the Schwan's guy...them fellers get around!
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    LOL the Schwanns guy would have her plucked and stuffed.

    That just didn't sound right.
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    [​IMG] that is so wrong...funny but wrong
     
  6. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Finally here are some pics [​IMG] Sorry they're not the best, and she looks dead/mangled in the last one, she went like a limp noodle on me.

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  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

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    Wow, that's an interesting color combination. I can't say I've seen an Orp that looks like that before... Cool!
     
  8. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

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    She almost looks like a bird from a gold laced project.
     
  9. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Hmmm now the wheels are turning [​IMG] She's more buff and black, I think most gold laced birds are more of a red? I have another from the same mating that looks almost like a crele; he's buff, white and gray barred. The others have all been 'normal'.
     
  10. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Looks cool to me! Might try to do that again and start a new strain....Gold-laced Orps!
     

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