Originally Posted by Faraday40
BTW- How can you tell a splash from a blue? How did you know they'd hatch out splash & not blue or black? (That's why I went with the lavs - LOL Easier for me to understand the genetics.)
if you breed blues, chocs, or mauves next year, count me in for some eggs!
On next year may also be a silkie mix. I've always been on the fence about silkies, but DD really wants one. I think a mutt with the silkie feathers & less of a crest/ beard would be preferred. Any color but white.
Omg, you are being attacked this year. Glad everyone took cover around you, hate those darn hawks.
As to that hole, I say rat. I have read on other pages about them taking off with chicks.
Junibutt is correct, I ordered pure Splash. Since I didn't get one out of the first batch, I was going to make sure I got at least one out of these, lol.
Silkies sound fun. My husband makes fun of their poofs, he says I am never aloud to get one of those or Polish. LOL. I think they would be pretty.
I will not have any mauves or chocolate next year, that will be @Junibutt. I only ended up with a female chocolate, so hence, no mauves. But, I have my blue roo, that will cover a blue, black, chocolate, Splash for my BBS Orps and a partridge for Blue Partridges Orps. Then I have my Gold Lace roo, who is turning out so handsome, I can't get rid of him. I am probably going to find another hen for him or cross him with a blue hen for some Blue Gold Laced. And then I have my Silver Laced roo to cover my gold laced hen, so then I get sex link chicks. Pullets will be all Silver laced and Cockerels will be all GL. Then I also have my SL cochin bantams. I am really pushing it, with trying to keep the 4 roos, but the only one crowing is Mickey the bantam. Thor my Blue Orp does a very deep low pitched crow maybe 2 times a day, so far so good. @Faraday40 I think I found a quiet one, YAY! The SL hasn't tried at all. I also still have Thor's brother, Crazy legs. He has bad feet and legs, so couldn't give him away. I figured I would let him hang out until his legs won't carry him any longer. Then perhaps, take him to the butcher. Its such a shame, such a pretty boy. Here is a pic of Thor and Crazy legs. Then some pics of the others. You will see the Orps like to spend a lot of time on the deck with me. Uggg, can't wait for the coop and run to be finished
Thor to the left and Crazy leg right
Francesca and Sophia BBOrps
Gold Laced Boy
Coco, and Sweet Pea Ameraucana
Al my SL and Thor.
Edited by ChicagoClucker - 10/1/15 at 7:27pm