I had some unusual colors pop up when I bred my Gordie Orpingtons together. Some have told me they apparently carry a columbian gene and that possibly one could develop a line of Black Copper Orpingtons from them. I know nothing of genetics but their type appears to be good and I think it would be a shame to waste the gene pool. They are all young about 5 or 6 months old I however have to trim my flock (husband is running out of patients) Here are some pictures I took today. This is my roo And here are two hens, the blue has just a touch of the columbian gene showing through the one behind obviously has much more Here is body shot of the second hen This is Lacie and she is probably from a Buff hen to either my Black or Blue Orp roo. These are all F1 from Gordie's Orpingtons have not heard from him as to where the unusual gene may be coming from. Some have told me that the Buff carry the columbian gene so maybe that is the answer. I do also have the parent hens available, unfortunately we had problems with a skunk while I was out of town for a week. Anyway I am in NY if anyone has an interest in these please send an email or PM Thanks Also I do have other pictures if anyone wants to see more.