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#114687 - 08/11/15 11:31 AM Mottles and pin feathers
Robbie Offline
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Registered: 01/19/15
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Loc: Ontario Canada
Does anyone know if the pin feathers on dark chickens (e.g. Ancona, Speckled Sussex)) are light in colour, on birds with lots of mottles?

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#114691 - 08/13/15 04:46 AM Re: Mottles and pin feathers [Re: Robbie]
Berend Offline
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Registered: 08/24/12
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Loc: Nederland
The packaging of a pinfeather is very thin and almost transparent , it's the same material as the feather. Mo/mo on black gives mostly white feathers on chicks so that's on the light side, don't know about other feathercolours and mottled.

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#114692 - 08/13/15 05:17 AM Re: Mottles and pin feathers [Re: Berend]
Robbie Offline
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Registered: 01/19/15
Posts: 243
Loc: Ontario Canada
Thanks Berend! the reason I am asking, is that dark birds have dark pin feathers which make them difficult to process cleanly- but if a mottle was introduced into the line, the plucked chicken might look cleaner. Just a hypothetical breeding question for now. Sounds promising though.

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