Mottled Chick Down

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BamaChicken, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Does this look like mottled chick down for all of you that are familiar with raising mottles. Thanks
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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, looks like it to me. very cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes. [​IMG]


    Lovely chick. [​IMG]
     
  4. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
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    Just hatched out some mottled D'Uccles, and that's what the coloring looks like. Very cute!

    Paula [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Absolutely! Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  6. sara

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    Whatever it is, it's adorable [​IMG]
     
  7. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    WEll I am ecstatic cause that means I have the mottled gene in my Bama's. Next year should have me making good progress in type and size with mottled pattern. I have a exhibition size hen with the Bama mottling gene in with the cochin. Makes me excited about the next hatch. Whooo hoooo
     
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes...but that is also what the blacks look like as chicks too. [​IMG]
     
  9. sara

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    I haven't had a black with that much white. Although I had some in the last batch that had a good amount of white, they really surprised me.

    ETA: I looked back at some pics and did have some with a lot of white, it actually made them look almost blue. But they aren't.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The white on black chicks is usually more focused around the eyes and chest and doesn't go back as far on the head. I also noted a bit of a head spot on my mottled chicks Julie. I think I see that on yours in the pic too. That's looks like a pretty good sign to me.
     

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