Mottled chocolate and black Wyandottes

Mottled Wyandottes

Black Mottled Wyandottes

Black is the usual colour for mottled. It is a black bird with white mottles all over.

Black, chocolate and mottled Wyandottes
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Black, chocolate and mottled Wyandottes

Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Splash & “Mauve” Mottled Wyandottes

All the diluted versions of black can also be mottled.  It is possible to breed a lovely selection of mottled chicks from a single pen and you have all the fun of seeing what colours hatch.

Lavender mottled Wyandotte Cockerel
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Lavender mottled Wyandotte Cockerel
Blue mottled Wyandotte pullet
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Blue mottled Wyandotte pullet

Mauve is a combination of blue and chocolate, similar to the breeding of lilac in cats.  The mottled version clearly shows the white mottles against the mushroom-beige background.

Young Mauve (Chocolate-Blue) mottled Wyandotte cockerel
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Young Mauve (Chocolate-Blue) mottled Wyandotte cockerel

Other shades

Sometimes the colours are a bit unpredictable, especially as chicks, those that develop the most white as they grow tend to be young mottled cockerels.  Sometimes I hatch batches of these random pretty pastel birds, some mottled, some not.

Mixed splash, chocolate, lavender, mauve and blue Wyandottes
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Mixed splash, chocolate, lavender, mauve and blue Wyandottes