Mottled Orpington Project Update

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BamaChicken, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Thought I would show a picture of a young 4 month old Cochin Roo I purchased from a exhibtion breeder to Cross with my line. I will have to work several years to get the feathering of feet out and yellow skin and beak.
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    This is a picture of my first generation of Bama's. This is a young cockerel not breeding yet.
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    This is a first generation pullet. She is not laying yet. no red comb yet.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like you have a good start here, Julie. The youngsters are looking good!
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Oh wow! Gorgeous!! [​IMG]
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Yes they look much better than Bama in color. I took some pics of hiim to day but I don't have time to upload before I leave for Church. He is not going to turn all black from the looks of it. Seems as though he will just be more of a mottled color. He is not done yet though. I will hopefully start getting eggs from him and the two hens he is in with Both look black but have the mottled gene and are very nice typey Orps.
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Can't wait to see more pictures! All these colored Orps have me [​IMG]
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Very nice Julie! That young cockerel is stunning!

    I have a couple of chicks with some white on them from you but I'm not sure if that's a normal black thing that they grow out of or a trait of your Bama color. Did you see the pics?
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Nice! [​IMG]
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful start to an great project !
     
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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    [​IMG] Good Luck
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Julie, I never get tired of looking at pics of your birds. Very nice! Those Bama babies are beautiful! [​IMG]
     

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