Is there such a thing as buff splash?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cara, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I noticed one of my young Buff Orpington pullets has a definite splash pattern. She's solid buff, but has several darker buff feathers dotted all over her plumage [​IMG]
     
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Short answer NO,
    she just has uneven plumage colour, a show fault but not uncommon
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Cara, I've seen that on buff plumage when they're moulting/growing in new plumage. Mark the hen and check her again in a few weeks to see if it goes away and becomes more evenly distributed.
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Well, that looks more like a mottling gene lurking. Certainly not unheard of, especially in blacks. They hide all sorts of colors sometimes. And it would make sense on your multi-colored buff as well.
     

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