Mottled/Spangled orp with red leakage

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DGailP, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. DGailP

    DGailP Just Hatched

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    I know that the mottled orpingtons were bred to Jubilee and that there is always a chance of getting some red leakage in the mottled. Is that what I'm seeing on this chick? It later molted out and there is no sign of the leakage, but I also have two very young chicks with the same reddish brown feathers. It only shows up on one or two feathers right now. [​IMG]
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  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that is very common, chicken genetics are dominant meaning traits of both parents will be blended in the young (most of the time). Has it molted out of the other chicks?
     
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  3. DGailP

    DGailP Just Hatched

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    Yes, it seems to be molting out.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm thinking it will molt out - they are lovely birds
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

     
  6. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the others that it is molting out. I love Orpingtons, such pretty chickens and great personalities!
     

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