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Updated Mottled Orp Project PICS

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hinkjc, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    These are about 14-15 weeks old and looking beautiful. They lost almost all of the mottling as they moult in their color, but I am feeling the next generation will turn out nice. Enjoy!

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    Here's a gorgeous fluffy backside:
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    A couple pics with the cockerel:
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    And one with her lavender pullet friend:
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  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    So for the F2 are you going to mate the F1's together or back cross them to something else?
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    For this project, I am taking 2 approaches as I also have a jubilee project I'm working on.

    I am planning to breed some of the F1's back to each other. I am also planning to put some of these mottled pullets with a mille fleur rooster to see the outcome there as well. It will be interesting to see how the matchups go.
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    That will be interesting. Do you mind me asking what breed of mille fluer you are crossing them with?
     
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are these homozygous or heterozygous for mottling?
    Where did the male's tail come from? [​IMG]
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Michael, I'm using Speckled Sussex in my mille project.

    Krys, last I heard Orpington are not rumpless. [​IMG] He is still growing and filling out.
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

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    Cool, I just wasnt sure if there were some secret mille fluer orps out there or something, lol.
     
  8. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Krys, last I heard Orpington are not rumpless. He is still growing and filling out

    LOL......I wasn't aware that Mediterranean type tails were in the Orp standards. [​IMG]
     
  9. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its all English here..im lovin the results..still much grow in time on these sweeties... [​IMG]

    ~Wilds~
     
  10. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to offend you both. I just thought a bit of constructive criticism about the cockerel's tail might not go amiss. [​IMG]
     

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