I did a post a while back about how much Vanilla had changed since we first got her. She started out vanilla in colour with a few honeycomb spots and has ended up mostly honeycomb coloured.

Spangle has also changed just as dramatically but it’s the other way round. She started out mostly brown and black with a white breast. I thought she looked like a turnstone and the breeder described her as looking like a penguin because of her white breast and dark back.

Spangle is now mostly white with just dark spots and her once all white breast also has some dark spots. I actually think she is much prettier now. She also has a magnificent wide tail (much like Freckles had) which is all white but with one dark top feather.

The five amigos when we first got them with Spangle on the right

Spangle at the front of the group

Notice Spangle has an all white breast and almost all dark back.

Spangle has an amazing tail

Spangle is now dotted with dark colour

Her breast now has dark spots too

Her back is now mostly white with dark splodges

I think she has grown more beautiful as I like seeing more white and it shows up her unusual dark spots. It is funny how Vanilla and Spangle have changed so completely whereas Smoke, Marmite and Salmon have stayed the same as they were as chicks.

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4 Responses to Spangle

  1. marion says:

    She is beautiful. and her tail is amazing.

  2. Carol says:

    I totally agree, of course!

  3. sophie says:

    Gosh she could be a different bird – who knew they could change so much!! She is lovely! xx

  4. Carol says:

    I have been really surprised by how much these girls have changed. I suppose it’s because they have been younger than previous girls. The single coloured girls don’t seem to change but the spotted ones do although Salmon is patterned and hasn’t changed at all. I will do a post on her shortly as I have done each of the other amigos now. Spangle is lovely because she is also very friendly as well as pretty. xx

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