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