English Mottled Orpingtons
The mottling gene is varied in its expression from indistinct irregular mottles to a consistent even distribution. The desired even mottling is only obtainable after years of hard work and patience by dedicated breeders. Mottled Orpingtons are best kept by the most patient of breeders as birds can be slow to show their true color making selection of breeder birds difficult. Sometimes these birds feather out regularly at a young age, but many times the birds do not show their true colors until after they molt the first time – similar to the Jubilee Orpington. In Europe, the birds are referred to as Spangled, but the name most American’s use for this coloration is Mottled. I refer to my birds as Mottled/Spangled Orpingtons so that no one gets confused. Mottled and spangled are the same colors – just different names throughout the world.
-Information Courtesy of EWE Crazy Farms
We are proud to offer two breeding pens of English Mottled Orpingtons. One pen of birds were purchased directly from EWE Crazy Farms and the second breeding pen is comprised of birds purchased from Marc Sacre and EWE Crazy Farms. When ordering Mottled Orpingtons, you will receive chicks from both pens unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.