Mottled Orpingtons w/PICS

RoRoinGA

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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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hinkjc

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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.
 

hinkjc

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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.
 

kathyinmo

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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.
 

RoRoinGA

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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.
 

NYREDS

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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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Chris09

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Mottled would look more like this -

(not my bird)
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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
 

Chris09

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


Chris
 

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