8 month old Blue and Black Orpington; is it too early to evaluate them

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tberggren, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2008
    Ithaca NY
    Here are my two boys, I am not planning on showing (good thing because the winter was brutal on their combs even with heat)
    BUT I do want to be breeding the best quality I can.

    So keep in mind that they are just 8 months old, I would love to hear your thought.

    Here is my Blue Boy [​IMG] His comb took a beating this winter even with heat in the coop.

    My goofy Black Boy standing on one let [​IMG]

    One of the girls, my black and blue girls pictures came out to dark.
    To see all our pictures check out my BYC webpage.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I like both boys, roosters won't fully mature and look great til 18 months. If those were mine I'd keep them both as you never know when something might happen to one of them.. Your Splash hen as great colors!!!
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Yeah excellent Splash.She is almost a mottled pattern.
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    I agree with Sandy, I would keep both the Roos. They are looking good but you won't see full potential until 18 months. Both have nice type in the body from what i can see from the pics. I can't really tell on the combs.
  5. flagday76

    flagday76 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2008
    Carthage NY
    Oh man! I cannot wait to go pick up my chicks from you! I am sooooo eggcited!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2008
    Ithaca NY
    Quote:So is being almost a mottled a good thing?? If so please explain.
    Sorry about all the questions I am just trying to learn as much as I can. ;o)

    Here is another picture of her [​IMG]
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I'm still learning also... but yeah, I think you want that nice evenly spaced high contrast patterning on your Splashes, as opposed to a washed out Splash that looks mostly white. Purdy burds [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    They are both very nice looking roosters. I would keep them both if you can. The hen is really pretty too. [​IMG] Very nice Orpingtons you have there.

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