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Could someone please post a picture of a black orpington chick that is a week old or less.I have some chicks and want to keep any that would be black as I only have the one hen that is black in my flock.The rest are blue and slpash.


Edited by henney penny - 4/10/12 at 1:36pm

Buff,blue,black and splash orpingtons,and silkies.One sheltie, boarder collie mix dog                                       

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Buff,blue,black and splash orpingtons,and silkies.One sheltie, boarder collie mix dog                                       

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You spelled "back" for the the title of the thread. wink.png A good place to find chicken breeds/colors is Feathersite.com. http://feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html#Chickens

 

This is a Black Orpington Chick (Copy and pasted)

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It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

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It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

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blacks will be much darker then the blues blues will look gray blue an splash will be white.

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Thanks for the picture, I didn`t even notice that it said back

Buff,blue,black and splash orpingtons,and silkies.One sheltie, boarder collie mix dog                                       

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Buff,blue,black and splash orpingtons,and silkies.One sheltie, boarder collie mix dog                                       

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post #5 of 8

splash chicks 023.JPGblue chicksplash chicks 026.JPGblack chicksplash chicks 022.JPGsplash chick

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Black Orpingtons are so much like JG's got the black and yellow feet ep.gif

 

It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

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It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

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Originally Posted by JerseyGiantfolk View Post

Black Orpingtons are so much like JG's got the black and yellow feet ep.gif



The bottoms of Black Orpington's feet are pinkish white, not yellow. A Black Orpington with yellow feet would be disqualified in a show.

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Originally Posted by JerseyGiantfolk View Post

Black Orpingtons are so much like JG's got the black and yellow feet ep.gif

I am so glad I found this. I have a major black orpington and JG dilema!

I ordered some eggs, 2 dozen blue orpingtons. Shipped.  After candling I had 19 and 15 hatched. They are all black with one splash. I should mention I ordered 24, I got 12 and then after emailing her I got another 12 two days later. She has been a little over her head the past few months and I have ordered from her before so I thought oh well, just a mistake. Well, like I said they were all black except one... It is totally a splash. I emailed her back, I ordered blue. I thought maybe she was using blue roo on blue hens and didn't tell me, so 50% black, 25% blue and 25% splash right? Well 14 black and 1 splash? Would this be possible?

She then emails me back and says oops, I sent you Jersey Giants she thinks, she said I should have hatched out blues and splash only.... How is that possible?

Black on black Jersey Giants. Do black on black throw splash in the JG?

My question is how and when can I tell the difference in black orpingtons and Jersey Giants? Is it obvious with the feet now? They are 1-3 days old.

I am so frustrated I don't know what to do! Thank you...

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English LF Orpingtons, English Chocolate Orpingtons, Cream Legbars, Rhodebars, Swedish Flower Hens, Mottled Javas, Salmon Faverolles, Blue/Wheaten Ameraucanas, Jubilee LF Orpingtons,  Gold Laced LF Orpingtons, Laced Brahmas, Speckled Sussex, Narragansett...

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NPIP and AI NC 55-1122

 

Local Sustainable Natural Nourishment

We are a small sustainable farm in the making.  

No Farm = No Food

 

English LF Orpingtons, English Chocolate Orpingtons, Cream Legbars, Rhodebars, Swedish Flower Hens, Mottled Javas, Salmon Faverolles, Blue/Wheaten Ameraucanas, Jubilee LF Orpingtons,  Gold Laced LF Orpingtons, Laced Brahmas, Speckled Sussex, Narragansett...

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