Originally Posted by Roxbell25
Lacy sounds wonderful! And she's beautiful. The Blue Orpingtons really are such pretty birds and it sounds like a lot of fun to have them around. I'm also intrigued to read how people are breeding them to get specific colors and traits. Do you just have Blues?
I don't breed them. We are blessed to have a friend who breeds many varieties, in addition to buying and selling hatching eggs. My son started 4-H this year, and I have secretly always wanted chickens, lol, so I kind of steered him to laying hens for his 1st project.
We have 3 gorgeous Blk Orps, Lacy, 2 Blk Ameraucanas, 1 Blue Ameraucana, & 1 Splash Ameraucana. They are so fun and sweet. The Splash and Blue Amer are pets and very tame. We got them at 6 weeks old and live them dearly. My son today with his 4-H group doing community service at a Retirement community.