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Abandoned chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MichaelS, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. MichaelS

    MichaelS New Egg

    Oct 16, 2013
    Sorry, I think I may have posted this on the wrong forum. Anyway, they were abandoned on my property, and I took them in, and I'd like to know if anyone can identify the breed.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Wow, it looks as if you have scored some lavender orpingtons.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    They sure could be! Better pics would help, but they look like pretty nice birds. I did a quick search and didn't see a thread specifically for this color, but there look to be a few active Orpington threads in the section called "breeds, genetics and showing". You might post pics there, those folks specialize in Orpingtons and can give you more info. Lavenders are pretty rare still, in my understanding, and those birds look like a nice trio.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  4. MichaelS

    MichaelS New Egg

    Oct 16, 2013
    Thank you for the quick reply! They seem fairly shy (didn't come out of the coop until noon) right now, but I'm sure they're stressed, and I've mostly had leghorns, that were very adventurous.
  5. aoxa

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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree, they look like Lavender Orpingtons. Beautiful birds!

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