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I thought it may be nice to have a thread, for all of us to share our Lavender Orp project pictures and such.  Can we do that? I would love to see and hear more about them. I absoluely love the lavender coloring!
I hatched mine around Halloween, 2009. My eggs came from scbatz (Sarah).  They originate from Jody and Charlie (hinkjc). Here are a few pictures of them. (I do have many many more pictures!) My DH isn't really as chicken obsessed as I am, but he has two favorites .... the Delawares for personality and entertainment, and the Lavenders for their beautiful color.

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10022.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10026.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10008.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10005.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10035.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10079.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10045.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10070.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10061.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/kathyinmo/Lav%20Orps/LavOrps4-13-10069.jpg


Edited by kathyinmo - 4/19/10 at 4:28pm

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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post #2 of 2162

I absolutely LOVE lavender.  I don't have any *yet*.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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This is going to be great!

Right now I just have a lavender rooster from Greenfire Farms.  He is being bred to a black orpington hen from Speckledhen.  I have their first babies on the ground now, and out of 4 chicks 3 look to be boys.....hmm



http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/43593/2014730990046750190S425x425Q85.jpg


http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/45069/2268211510046750190S425x425Q85.jpg



http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/46693/2088899720046750190S425x425Q85.jpg

They hatched 3-20 and 3-21 2010.


Edited by Frogtown - 4/19/10 at 5:11pm
Spotted donkeys, lionhead rabbits, maine coon cats, and lots of chickens
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Spotted donkeys, lionhead rabbits, maine coon cats, and lots of chickens
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Originally Posted by new2chooks 

I absolutely LOVE lavender.  I don't have any *yet*.


OH MY ! ! !  We will have to work on that now, won't we? wink

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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Ashley, so great to see you posting, sweetie! I'm glad one of my black Orp girls will be helping with your project!

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Come See the ALL NEW Blue Roo Creations, where every artisan is a veteran or the spouse of a veteran!

BRC Web Store Purchases Now Include Shipping! Or Shop BRC Etsy!

URGENT! Always Quarantine Newly Purchased Birds!
~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

 
 

 

 

 

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post #6 of 2162
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Originally Posted by kathyinmo 
Quote:
Originally Posted by new2chooks 

I absolutely LOVE lavender.  I don't have any *yet*.


OH MY ! ! !  We will have to work on that now, won't we? wink


We sure do!  Care to share?  (since you won't share Julie's birds) lol

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #7 of 2162

The one I kept to play around with. I can't decide if I want to go with breeding him to Black Orps (which I have zero of after 2 failed hatches) or to Black Cochins. He's still young and is getting in new tail feathers, so he looks like scraggly right now.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6809_dscn1103.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6809_dscn1108.jpg


Edited by greenfamilyfarms - 4/19/10 at 5:39pm
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Originally Posted by new2chooks 

I absolutely LOVE lavender.  I don't have any *yet*.


Same here hmm  Beautiful birds Kathy and Frog!

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I N.O. SAINTS!!! BLACK AND GOLD WON THE SUPERBOWL!!
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Originally Posted by Frogtown 

This is going to be great!

Right now I just have a lavender rooster from Greenfire Farms.  He is being bred to a black orpington hen from Speckledhen.  I have their first babies on the ground now, and out of 4 chicks 3 look to be boys.....hmm


I'm getting my first Lav Split and Lav Orps this weekend and I'm hoping to learn more about them.

How do you determine sex of the chicks?

Do they go broody as often as the Buff Orps?

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My DH has requested this thread be shut down gig 


No lavs...............yet hide



I love to look at all of your pictures and live vicariously thru ya'll.

Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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