Jubilee project - Mr Speckles chicks - 2 1/2 wks old

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hinkjc, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here are some updated pics of our first cross of black orp project hens (which carry the mottling gene) to Mr Speckles (speckled sussex). It does appear to be mottling and some even have red throughout. It is whiter than I expected, but still very early. I noticed some of my older mottled orps growing out are getting darker as their mature plumage is coming in, so I'm sure this will change too. Any thoughts from mottled or mille fleur folks?

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    Notice the one in the front has red throughout the wings. And some around the outside of the pic show the mottling on the chest.

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    A mottled chick:

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    Another mottled chick:

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    A chick with red and mottling:

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    And I just thought this pic was cute - look at those wings!

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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cool! [​IMG]
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!
     
  4. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh how precious...you have the coolest projects!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Rebecca
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks! I'm really happy seeing the color coming in on these youngsters. It should be interesting to watch them go through their plumage changes.
     
  6. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awsome, Let's see more pics in a couple weeks when they feather out more.
    I like that 1 with the Angel Wings....

    Love the projects everyone's working on.

    Jayare
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    With that cross, breed them back to Mr Speckles and the real Jubilee will show thru.
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Very nice!!!
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice on the mottleds [​IMG]
    Good luck with the Jubilee project ....it's not a particularly easy one [​IMG]
     
  10. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    You have so many projects going! Good luck with all of them.
     

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