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Lavender and Mottled Lavender Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tony, May 8, 2009.

  1. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lavenders and Splits
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    Lav Roo and Mottled Lav Pullet
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    Mottled Lav Roo (note white legs and beak)
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    Mottled Pullet again
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    Mottled Roo
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  2. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh they are beautiful! Are you interested in selling any eggs this fall.
     
  3. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Kinder. I`m not sure about this fall just yet. Time will tell.
     
  4. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Tony looking good, cant wait to see the mottled lavenders after they have a molt, gonna have to wait a bit to see better results as some of our black mottled projects have gone almost solid black, hopefully they will be looking good in the next molt..

    Got some more blk orp blood to run back into some of these projects for end of the year breeding..
    We are Having a lot of fun with these projects..things are looking good with them [​IMG] the end results will be spectacular once we all get there..

    thanks for sharing your pic's with us all

    ~Wilds~
     
  5. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Charlie, the mottled lavs have lost all their mottling, so I hope you`re right and it returns after the molt. The mottled rooster is getting a bit feisty, is he Lucas`s son by chance?? lol
     
  6. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mottling can be a rather variable gene affected by other factors. In some cases its expression can be extreme in others it barely shows. Generally the white does get more every year but I've got birds, pure for mottling, which only now show a few white flecks & they're three years old. On the other hand I have some birds which are excessively white & they're in their first year. And even some which show a few white flecks which are heterozygous (split) for mottling.

    You might like to look at Orpingtons on this site.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=2037713
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hehe Tony. No he is not related to Lucas at all. He is Lester's grandson, but the son of Big Bear. Even if the white doesn't improve with his moult, I would think the next generation will be much better for mottling. Thanks for sharing pics on the project.
     

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