Blue/Black/Splash Created by allaboutdemchicks
Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed:
The Orpingtons are a joy to own. They are an English breed that are dual purpose (meaning they were created for meat and eggs.) A hen typically produces around 4-5 eggs a week. They are a large breed with some lines that can easily produce roosters that can reach up to 12 pounds. Both roosters and hens have a docile personality and are good protectors to their hens and offspring. This is my recommended breed for the beginner looking for Standard size poultry to own. For breeding the colors together, the following information will be handy in understanding the colors of the offspring: A Splash to Blue= 50% Blue and 50% Splash chicks; A Blue to Blue= 50% Blue, 25% Splash and 25% Black; Blue to Black= 50/50 same color; Splash to Splash= 100% Splash; Splash to Black= 100% Blue; Black to Black= 100% Black;
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