Orpington Pics Black/Splash/Blue

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BamaChicken, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Okay finally got the Buff cockeral out of the blue pen and with all the buff hens and pullets. Moved the Mottled in with two black pullets and the Splash Roo who weighs about 14 lb. in with blue pullets. That may change. Thought you all might like to see some pics I took today. You will see Blue Boy who almost has his tail feathers back after Molting.

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    Mottled. he has gone from Black to nearly white

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  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    Wow, what a color change! Is that normal for his breed? [​IMG]
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Hmmm...Pretty!!!...I have some just like those [​IMG] wonder where I got them...LOL [​IMG]
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Ha Ha. I think I can guess.
    I am breeding the mottled to blacks to bring black back in the color. He is too white now but two months ago he only had a few white specks. My understanding of breeding the mottled is breed back to black to take out some white and breed mottled to mottled to lighten. At least that is what a master breeder of mOttled cochins told me.l Julie in Al
     

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