8++ Orps! ~Lavender~Isabel~Split~GoldLaced Project~Orps!

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  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Here's your chance to get some project Orps!

    I'm setting every single spot for the Easter Hatchalong, so you guys will get to have eggs from me for a bit.

    This is Lav roos and an Isabel F1 roo over a flock of Isabel F1 hens, Lavender hens, and a Lav Mottled hen. The last 3 hatches have produced Lavender Mottled, Isabel, and Lav chicks...I did get one that looks white out of the last hatch and I don't know how, so please keep in mind this is a project still and unpredictable things happen. Many breeders never sell until a project is finis, but I'm of a mind to not waste eggs and I think there are others working on similar projects who would enjoy some of this stock. There is the potential for an early Porcelain in this mix.


    For visual reference, there's a thread about Isabel Partridge Brahmas overseas: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=383078

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    I will be hatching them all again as soon as I have room, so jump on this if you have an interest in the project.


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    The following is a porcelain from another breed, who is young enough to have very little white showing at the tips of his feathers, so imagine this coloring on an Orp, and you'll understand what Isabel will look like.

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    Some of the pics show birds other than Orps, but those are older pics, and these have been Orps only for months. My birds are big, heavy, friendly, productive layers, and we select for size, shape and temperament.

    We have Isabel F1s, which will produce either an incomplete Gold-Laced Split to Lavender or Isabels. We have Lavenders from 3 different lines. All eggs will be split to or showing Lavender. These are housed together. I will provide 8+ fresh eggs, based on what they give me. The previous winners each got 12.

    I'm starting the eggs low, but keeping the auction short, so keep an eye on it!!

    There are no black/blue/splash birds, split or otherwise in this group- these pics are included just for reference on the shape and stock used to get where we are now...because I'm bad and keep neglecting to buy a camera so I can take current pics...
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    Guitartists made some Punnett squares some time back that helped folks understand the genetics of certain dilutors, so I thought I'd alter them to make some for Isabels.

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  2. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay. I will try again.
     
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great Renee!
     
  4. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a little upset about this auction. Feels a little bit like ebay, outbid by a quarter in the last couple minutes. Are you going to be listing any more of these?
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:I am listing more, as all of my incubators are victims of tetris stacking right now for Mahonri's Easter Hatchalong.

    Because the system will allow you to enter your maximum amount without revealing it to anyone, I encourage all bidders to choose their highest comfortable price and set it there. That way you don't overbid, but you don't lose out at the last minute to someone if you aren't looking.

    I have lost too many for blinking, including BigMedicine's gorgeous BLR Cornish the other day...

    But that max price keeps you from losing the farm in the heat of the moment, too!
     

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