Blue Laced & Black Orpington Cockerels Parent Line Parent Line Help please! My ventures into starting a flock have been sad and challenging, so far. I had 10 chicks shipped 2 mo. ago, and all but 3 arrived dead. I was unsuccessful in saving the other 3. I then purchased 10 chicks locally, and now have 7 cockerels and 3 pullets. Not a good ratio. Anyone in Oregon or Washington, please consider one of these boys as a flock tender, breeder or show bird. They are 10 week old Blue & Black Laced American Standard Orpingtons. These are not hatchery birds that you would buy at a farm store. I purchased them from a NPIP P/T, AI, MG and MS certified farm. I have personally hand raised them all from 4 days old. They are friendly, docile and inquisitive birds. As pets they can be trusted around small children, great for 4H show or for incorporation into a breeding program. Two of the cockerels are very fine birds. I would negotiate pricing on them, or if to be used for 4H they would be free. The remaining birds are free to good homes. I am located in Salem, OR. Will consider delivery depending on distance. I am including photos of the parent line too. Thanks very much!