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post #2371 of 4025

put 9 button quail eggs in the bator about an hour ago so if their fertile i should have baby buttons hatching on the the 19th....cant wait to see what colors i get if i do get chicks

My Flock:

16 button quail of varying colors and 4 LF cochin hens(Trouble(barred), Mischief(black), Turkey(golden laced),and Khaos(partridge)) and 6 serama's(1 roo's, 5 hens) and 4 d'uccle hens and 4 young pullets(Dove (Delaware), Robin(RIR), Lark(BO), and Goose(blue lf cochin)), 3 White Leghorn pullets, and 4 ducks(Birch(f&w runner drake). Aspen,Willow, and Maple(all cayuga girls))

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My Flock:

16 button quail of varying colors and 4 LF cochin hens(Trouble(barred), Mischief(black), Turkey(golden laced),and Khaos(partridge)) and 6 serama's(1 roo's, 5 hens) and 4 d'uccle hens and 4 young pullets(Dove (Delaware), Robin(RIR), Lark(BO), and Goose(blue lf cochin)), 3 White Leghorn pullets, and 4 ducks(Birch(f&w runner drake). Aspen,Willow, and Maple(all cayuga girls))

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post #2372 of 4025
Oooo exciting! big_smile.png
Kung fu chicken, Rosemary, Freckle, Eyebrow, kevin the big girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, 3 guinea pigs, 2 budgies and 7 fish..2 happy kiddlets and a jolly easy going man... the neighbourhood petting zoo.
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Kung fu chicken, Rosemary, Freckle, Eyebrow, kevin the big girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, 3 guinea pigs, 2 budgies and 7 fish..2 happy kiddlets and a jolly easy going man... the neighbourhood petting zoo.
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post #2373 of 4025
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Eek! I just preordered 4 lavender leghorn chicks for next spring - 2 of each sex so I can breed and also work on Isabelle Leghorns!! Old Orchard Farms is running a special right now if anyone is interested - lots of other very special breeds at a fraction of the reglar price https://www.facebook.com/groups/Rarebreedchickenauction/ I wish I could affor to also get the Blue and Gold Partridge Brahmas right now.... big_smile.png I am nuts... because 30 breeds is not enough! LOL!

ETA - Greg Mignot is Old Orchard Farms wink.png

He wants $20 per sexed lavender orpington chick. Would you say that's overpriced?

I have a trio of lavenders a few months old 25 for the three!! a little over priced! of course I'm not a big fancy breeder!

Married 33 years to my best friend and love of my life

thanking the Lord everyday for our little piece of heaven

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Married 33 years to my best friend and love of my life

thanking the Lord everyday for our little piece of heaven

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post #2374 of 4025
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That's what I thought. Given that they are English, and from show lines, I think it's worth it. But I have to convince hubby! I said I wanted them for my Christmas present! lol.pngfl.gif


wow, $20 per chick! I have been eyeballing a craigslist ad (I'm always cruising for fertile eggs. shuddup!) about 100 miles away, $3/egg for lavender English Orps. I'm starting to wonder if that's a bargain? after shipped eggs I'm willing to drive next time..

 

what does the "English" part of lavender Orpington differentiate from a regular lavender Orpington?

from the ad, are they english? ;)

 

I can't believe I'm already planning the next hatch...

the English orps have a big thick beautiful tail

Married 33 years to my best friend and love of my life

thanking the Lord everyday for our little piece of heaven

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Married 33 years to my best friend and love of my life

thanking the Lord everyday for our little piece of heaven

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post #2375 of 4025
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put 9 button quail eggs in the bator about an hour ago so if their fertile i should have baby buttons hatching on the the 19th....cant wait to see what colors i get if i do get chicks

OOOOH thats my birthday....

 

happy hatching

post #2376 of 4025
I'd like to follow with this hatch-a-long. I put 30 shipped silkie eggs in the incubator on Saturday, expected hatch day Nov. 23 but hey, if bantams are known for hatching early I might get Thanksgiving chicks! Just by candling a few hours after arrival/settling there are a few I don't expect to do anything but the shipper packaged them very good and sent extras. I plan to candle on day 8 for a good estimate on possible chicks. Currently have 28 standard size chicks in outdoor brooder 3 weeks old on Wednesday, 15 bantam chicks that will go in other outdoor brooder Wednesday when they are 3 weeks old, 6 juvenile russian orloffs and 4 "silkie" chicks hatched from TSC/Mt. Healthy that are up for sale due to not being actual silkies. They have the black feet, 5 toes and silkie feathers but cockerel has single comb and all were standard size. Yep, I'm definitely learning that BYC breeders are better than hatcheries when it comes to traits!
post #2377 of 4025
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wow, $20 per chick! I have been eyeballing a craigslist ad (I'm always cruising for fertile eggs. shuddup!) about 100 miles away, $3/egg for lavender English Orps. I'm starting to wonder if that's a bargain? after shipped eggs I'm willing to drive next time..

 

what does the "English" part of lavender Orpington differentiate from a regular lavender Orpington?

 

From the info I have pieced together, American Orpingtons have been diluted and breed more for eggs.  They have gotten smaller.  The Engilsh are more pure, are still a dual purpose and much larger.  American Orpingtons, cheap.  English Orpingtons mid range in price.  I'm sure the show quality are quite a bit more.  But I think trying to find out which someone has is a bit like the whole EE/Ameraucana thing.  Someone will insist they have English when they are clearly American and they are charging too much.  Some people don't know there are different ones and are charging very little for English.  And a lot are mixed between the two because the breeder can't afford 2 English.  This is what I have found the most, so I gave up on Orpingtons.  I have one Lavender and one Buff as my 2 token Orpingtons.  Originally I had planned on raising Orpingtons and Ameraucanas.  Had the same problem with both, people weren't selling what they were advertising or charging for.  

A very old lab mix Daisy, African Grey, Easter Eggers, Copper Marans, Croad Langshans, Cream Legbars, Bielfelders, Sultmalers, Barnevelders, Orpingtons, Light Brahma, Isbar, RIR, BO/FCM, LF Cochin, Red StarXFaverolle, Silkies and   MAX.
 

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A very old lab mix Daisy, African Grey, Easter Eggers, Copper Marans, Croad Langshans, Cream Legbars, Bielfelders, Sultmalers, Barnevelders, Orpingtons, Light Brahma, Isbar, RIR, BO/FCM, LF Cochin, Red StarXFaverolle, Silkies and   MAX.
 

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post #2378 of 4025
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wow, $20 per chick! I have been eyeballing a craigslist ad (I'm always cruising for fertile eggs. shuddup!) about 100 miles away, $3/egg for lavender English Orps. I'm starting to wonder if that's a bargain? after shipped eggs I'm willing to drive next time..

what does the "English" part of lavender Orpington differentiate from a regular lavender Orpington?


from the ad, are they english? wink.png

I can't believe I'm already planning the next hatch...

Here is a picture from Old Orchard Farms, copyright is theirs.


I would say your picture is not of English LOs. English have a much rounder body shape. It's just like anything in breeding through. You can get inexpensive "pure bred" animals, but that doesn't mean they are quality. I can get LOs or Blue Laced Red Wyandottes from a hatchery, but if I want birds that have been bred with an eye to standard, health, improvement, and quality, that will give me good blood to raise equally beautiful birds in the future, I will look for a quality breeder and pay more. If I just want pretty egg layers, I'm not going to be as picky. When I saw the pictures of these English LOs, I fell in love. love.gif

As for $3/egg, add up your gas for the 200 mile round trip, figure in your hatch rate, then consider the possibility of males you don't want, and decide if that's actually a good deal. Of course, feeding the hatching addiction, you might not care. lau.gif
post #2379 of 4025
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wow, $20 per chick! I have been eyeballing a craigslist ad (I'm always cruising for fertile eggs. shuddup!) about 100 miles away, $3/egg for lavender English Orps. I'm starting to wonder if that's a bargain? after shipped eggs I'm willing to drive next time..

 

what does the "English" part of lavender Orpington differentiate from a regular lavender Orpington?

 

From the info I have pieced together, American Orpingtons have been diluted and breed more for eggs.  They have gotten smaller.  The Engilsh are more pure, are still a dual purpose and much larger.  American Orpingtons, cheap.  English Orpingtons mid range in price.  I'm sure the show quality are quite a bit more.  But I think trying to find out which someone has is a bit like the whole EE/Ameraucana thing.  Someone will insist they have English when they are clearly American and they are charging too much.  Some people don't know there are different ones and are charging very little for English.  And a lot are mixed between the two because the breeder can't afford 2 English.  This is what I have found the most, so I gave up on Orpingtons.  I have one Lavender and one Buff as my 2 token Orpingtons.  Originally I had planned on raising Orpingtons and Ameraucanas.  Had the same problem with both, people weren't selling what they were advertising or charging for.

your Orps are your eye candy?? :)

 

English orps have different tails....they remind me of a flower or something

Married 33 years to my best friend and love of my life

thanking the Lord everyday for our little piece of heaven

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Married 33 years to my best friend and love of my life

thanking the Lord everyday for our little piece of heaven

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post #2380 of 4025
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Originally Posted by Farmer Viola View Post


wow, $20 per chick! I have been eyeballing a craigslist ad (I'm always cruising for fertile eggs. shuddup!) about 100 miles away, $3/egg for lavender English Orps. I'm starting to wonder if that's a bargain? after shipped eggs I'm willing to drive next time..

what does the "English" part of lavender Orpington differentiate from a regular lavender Orpington?


from the ad, are they english? wink.png

I can't believe I'm already planning the next hatch...

Here is a picture from Old Orchard Farms, copyright is theirs.


I would say your picture is not of English LOs. English have a much rounder body shape. It's just like anything in breeding through. You can get inexpensive "pure bred" animals, but that doesn't mean they are quality. I can get LOs or Blue Laced Red Wyandottes from a hatchery, but if I want birds that have been bred with an eye to standard, health, improvement, and quality, that will give me good blood to raise equally beautiful birds in the future, I will look for a quality breeder and pay more. If I just want pretty egg layers, I'm not going to be as picky. When I saw the pictures of these English LOs, I fell in love. love.gif

As for $3/egg, add up your gas for the 200 mile round trip, figure in your hatch rate, then consider the possibility of males you don't want, and decide if that's actually a good deal. Of course, feeding the hatching addiction, you might not care. lau.gif

agreed these don't have the correct tail

Married 33 years to my best friend and love of my life

thanking the Lord everyday for our little piece of heaven

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Married 33 years to my best friend and love of my life

thanking the Lord everyday for our little piece of heaven

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