Jubile Orpington with Dark Feathering

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Windy Lane, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Windy Lane

    Windy Lane Chirping

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    I incubated 25 Jubilee Orpington's. Most are white in liver colored but several are dark feathered. Curious if I have a genetic default or if this is common.
     

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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    I would say that Jubilee probably has as much variation as the Speckled Sussex... with color being kinda all over the place.

    The darker one just hasn't got as many spots in yet as the boys. I wouldn't jump to conclusions right now... boys almost always mature faster than the gals which usually means getting their colors first... and in this instance it seems (with my Sussex) the white spots are the last thing to molt in.

    I don't think we are looking at genetic faults yet. To me the white speckles are required... but too much white is not preferred because they tend to molt a little whiter each year, is my understanding. This is my first year with Sussex... But I think what ya got going on there is pretty normal. :love
     
  3. Windy Lane

    Windy Lane Chirping

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    Good information...thank you!
     

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