I have BCMs and a bunch of Clevenger/Coulter line of Buff Orpingtons. I opted to pass on hatchery stock and am tickled pink to have 2 straight bred heritage breeds from a local breeder. Of the two- we have decided to definitely continue with the BO. I love their buttery orange feathers and calm demeanor. None laying yet. I would like to add more colors of Orps in the future. But we are taking our chicken adventure slowly.
let's see I have 4 eighteen-ish week old BO pullets, 4 nine week old BOs (1 cock and 3 pullets) and 6 more BOs that are 7 week olds (looks like 3 pullets and 3 cocks). Grand total of 14 Buff Orps. 2 Buffs (1 cock and 1 pullet) I am gifting to a friend. I keeping all the rest of the pullets and 1 cockerel. :D
I do have a couple BC Marans but I totally lucked out there. Out of 8 BCM chicks I ended up with 2 pullets- all the rest cocks. So not fair! LOL
Oh I do have 4 mixes- they are a BCM/Black Orp mix. Looks like 2 pullets and 2 cocks. I won't be breeding them but will welcome the eggs from the pullets. Curious how they will feather out.
OooohWeee! you are busy! Love them. I especially like Turkey