Mottled Orpingtons w/PICS

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RoRoinGA, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. RoRoinGA

    RoRoinGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    During my Lavender Project I hatched many chicks out, and selected few for my project. Two of which now are a Roo and Hen both having the same coloring. These birds are mottled orpingtons and are beautiful. Here are some pics, whick really dont do them justice but I wanted to show yall. She has started laying and I am so excited bout hatching some of their eggs.

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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you referring the barred birds in the pictures or did you post the wrong pics? Those don't appear mottled, but barred. Very pretty though.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Oh, thanks so much for posting your pictures! I hatched several of these, but never did keep them long enough to know how they turned out. They look wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    kathy, the mottleds from my project don't look anything like that at maturity. They are solid black with white tips on their feathers.
     
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:That's what I was wondering about. The last ones I hatched I did keep for a couple months, and they were actually looking very mottled .... like black and white speckles. A friend of mine has them, and I want to go out see how they turn out.
     
  6. RoRoinGA

    RoRoinGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can assure you these were hatched from my Lavender Roo whick came from Hinksjc and a black orpington. I thought they looked different at first so I kept them.
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    the mottleds from my project don't look anything like that

    That's because the birds pictured here aren't Mottled, they're Barred. They don't look much like Orpingtons either.​
     
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  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Mottled would look more like this -

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    Yours look just like bad barring somewhat like hatchery Marans. Are you using a Barred Rooster?

    There nice looking birds but there not Mottled..

    Chris
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Can you post pictures of the parents?
    Like NYREDS there not even Orpington type..


    Chris
     
  10. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

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    I'm confused! I have a Lav mottle and it doesn't look like this either. Looks like a Barred !![​IMG]
     

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