Originally Posted by abbevilleoz
They are pretty and I like Orpingtons but my eyes and coop space ain't jiving together. A friend of mine offered me lav orp eggs and and black/chocolate bantam orp eggs and I knew you had some. How do you like them?
Honestly, I think my opinion differs from most, so take it for what its worth. They are super gorgeous birds and I love looking at them, but "mine" aren't friendly like most people say theirs are, at least not yet. The males are huge (turkey huge) and beautiful, but ran like little girls from my Brahma rooster. They are slow maturing. Their eggs aren't as big as you would think, for the size of the bird. But they are desirable, and mine are nice quality, so if they produce well and I can sell some eggs, I'll keep them for a while. Otherwise I might sell the birds themselves and make better use of the pen. (like BCMs or Ams from SC lol) They do hatch pretty easily though.
I wouldn't mind trying bantam orps!
But I'd say do more research on them.Edited by WVduckchick - 2/29/16 at 5:23pm