I have the strangest little guy. He supposedly came out of a black mottled pair. Our guess is that one of the blacks is actually a dark blue. I have a blue mottled girl from this same cross and she is very correctly blue mottled. This little guy is NOT. This picture is a bit old.....I will have to get new pix this evening. However, he has what looks like red lacing on his blue feathers??? Very strange. Not very defined, and not on all feathers. Here is a poor, older picture of him. You can see where he looks a bit brownish. I'll take new pictures this evening where you can actually see the feathering. However, what would cause this? I have blue roosters (unrelated) with red leakage, but it is concentrated on the neck or hackle feathers, and not all over. This guy has it more on his chest than anything.