Look At Skye's New Plumage...Blue Orp Hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    You remember my Skye, Suede's older wife? Well, Skye molted and came in a much different shade of blue...plus now, she's positively variegated! She's a new breed called a "patchwork quilt Orpington", LOL. She's actually darker than the pic shows, but you can see her unusual pattern. The last pic is one of Suede's younger wives, Dusty. We were doing butt-fluff trims today so took a couple shots.
    The Original Skye:

    The New Skye, post molt:




  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Isnt that gorgeous!?!?
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Beautiful bird!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    It may be bad for showing, but I love her new look! She is much darker than Smoky and Dusty.

  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    I have one that molted out the very same color. She is darker than she was. I love the way she looks.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Thanks, Julie. She sure did surprise me, changing color like that. Very cool! BTW, Julie, when I trimmed butt fluff today, OMGosh, Skye is so massively fluffy, no wonder her eggs werent fertile! She is my most typey Blue Orp girl.
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Well she sure looks neat now. [​IMG]

  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Very pretty. I've got a couple that look very much like that....they're my favorite ones.
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I have a couple that feathered out like that. They are from Bonnie and Mosby. IN fact there are 3 of them in the same pen.

    Very pretty she is.

    I think the orps are the cutest chicks ever but once you get some more mature hens you see what a orpington hen should look like. I think at 2 years they just start to hit their peak of beauty.

  10. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Absolutely beautiful.Oh how I wish!! BTW Velvet is George's mother.

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