Mottled/Spangled Orpingtons

jeremy

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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.



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.


Let's discuss!
 
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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/
 

hinkjc

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Not really new here,as we've been working on them for years. I love the mottled appearance.
 

tay_boe

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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?
 

matte

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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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