We developed this strain of Mottled Blacks , other lines also have bronze and or red colored feathers mixed in as well but our line is only black and White spotted.Each white feather has small to large random black spotting. Their feathers resemble that of the immature Bald Eagle.Our feather buyers use these as eagle substitutes in their Native American style craft projects.This has been our goal in breeding these for years, as we want a bird that has feathers that are almost identical to an eagle and we have done it with these. They breed around 75% true to color/pattern, they also produce a low number of Royal Palms,Marbled Blacks,Silver Dapples,Mottled Silvers and Black Winged Narragansett types.
The amount of spotting a bird gets will increase after each moult, they will reach their maximum spotting potential by their third year.
They are mainly black based with gray and narragansett modifying genes. Some can also carry a single black winged bronze gene.
We are working to eventually get them to a true breeding homozygous genotype of BBcgcgngng/ng- , black based with gray and narragansett genes.
Approx. weights: Old Toms 25 lbs. Old Hens 12 lbs.
Nicely patterned Mottled Black groups
Individual feather examples showing the black & white spotted pattern.
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