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Mottled/Spangled Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jeremy, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    There seems to be some newfound interest in this relatively rare color of Orpington (in the United States), I figured I would start this thread in hopes of creating a place where breeders could come together and discuss the genetics behind this variety and their projects, share pictures of their birds, etc.

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    I currently have a flock of pure Imported English Blue, Black and Splash Orpingtons. I plan on adding the Mottled variety sometime next year (hopefully) and I personally will be breeding towards the British SOP, eventually working with Black and Blue Mottled Orps. I also was considering a Chocolate Mottled project as well. [​IMG]

    Let's discuss! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Ive never seen that before.
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:The variety is almost nonexistent in the US, there are a few breeders working on Mottled projects though.

    Mottled Orps are called Spangled in the UK and there is a small, dedicated following to the birds there.

    This is a great website for Spangled and Jubilee Orpingtons, http://www.jubileeorpingtons.co.uk/
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Oh really. So there a really new Color. Thanks for the website.
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:No problem. [​IMG]
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Jeremy,

    You know my "friend" has been working on both varieties for a couple of years too.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not really new here,as we've been working on them for years. I love the mottled appearance. [​IMG]
     
  8. tay_boe

    tay_boe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so glad I found this. I'm putting together my pen of projects hopefully they will start laying soon. Will anyone be selling any hatching eggs?
     
  9. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:I'd love to see pictures of your progress! [​IMG]
     
  10. matte

    matte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Jody, do you have any pictures of adult mottled lavenders? I looked at the links your husband gave me and did a search, but I couldn't find any full grown mottled lavenders.
     

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