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I would like to meet owners on here of Blue Orpington chickens.  I would love to see pictures of your Blue Orpingtons.

 

Also, I'd love to see pictures of Blue Orpingtons crossed with Buff Orpingtons.

 

Does anyone have offspring of a Buff Orpington crossed with a white leghorn who shows silvery blue in some of his feathers, such as hackles, tail, and wing tips?

 

Thanks for your help,


Clare

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Here's a few pictures of my blue hens. My roosters going through a really bad molt so I didn't have any pictures of him. Don't have any buffs or leghorns so can't supply pictures of those crosses.

 

 

 

DarkStar Farm is a small family farm that sells free range chickens, eggs, and home raised beef (no hormones and all that garbage)....basically, we raise livestock like we do our pets....humanely and with love and respect. www.Facebook.com/Dark.Star.Farm

 

Silver Laced Wyandottes, Blue/Black/Splash Orpingtons, Standard Partridge Wyandottes, Bantam Silver Penciled Wyandottes

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DarkStar Farm is a small family farm that sells free range chickens, eggs, and home raised beef (no hormones and all that garbage)....basically, we raise livestock like we do our pets....humanely and with love and respect. www.Facebook.com/Dark.Star.Farm

 

Silver Laced Wyandottes, Blue/Black/Splash Orpingtons, Standard Partridge Wyandottes, Bantam Silver Penciled Wyandottes

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I have a couple Buff Orps. But looking at those Blues makes me really want one. Those are stunning (I love my Buffs too though).

2 Buff Orpintons & 2 Black Australorps

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They certainly ARE stunning.  Just gorgeous!  I hear they are hard to find.  Do you think my feed stores in Utah would carry Blue Orpingtons, or would I have to order them through the mail myself?

 

Also, I found this link on Buff Orpington/White leghorn crosses.  From the Avatar picture, do you think my rooster looks more likely to have had a white leghorn father or a Blue Orpington father?  He has blue coloration in his hackles, wing tips, and tail, and I can't figure out how he could have gotten that from a white leghorn Papa/Buff Orpington Mama?  Any thoughts on the matter?

 

 

http://www.theleghornclub.com/TextBuff.htm

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Here is his grown up picture.  The Avatar picture was taken when he was 5 months old.  He's 16 months old now:

 

Baby, the Rooster. What breed is he?!

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I love the combination coloring he has. I think it looks especially nice as a rooster. Very cool.

2 Buff Orpintons & 2 Black Australorps

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Thanks for the sweet compliment, Mavrk!  I will tell him.  :>)

 

He reminds me of a famous rooster, but I can't place that rooster.  Was the Kellogg Cornflakes rooster a golden one at one point?  I do think rooster wattles look a lot like cornflakes, albeit red, instead of golden colored.

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Thanks for the sweet compliment, Mavrk!  I will tell him.  :>)

 

He reminds me of a famous rooster, but I can't place that rooster.  Was the Kellogg Cornflakes rooster a golden one at one point?  I do think rooster wattles look a lot like cornflakes, albeit red, instead of golden colored.

That rooster was a Welsummer. But the large comb of your guy does remind me of that. We are not allowed roosters where I live. But they are beautiful creatures.

2 Buff Orpintons & 2 Black Australorps

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The Kellogg's rooster was a Welsummer, Mavrk?  What a fun little piece of trivia.  Thanks for the info.

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The Kellogg's rooster was a Welsummer, Mavrk?  What a fun little piece of trivia.  Thanks for the info.

Yeah, when I was choosing pullets I picked up this info.

2 Buff Orpintons & 2 Black Australorps

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