Arkansas Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by handyman42, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey y'all, I am going to begin my adventure with breeding next year and have chosen The Buff Orpington as my stock. Reasons being:
    1) Good Egg Layers
    2) Decent Meat birds
    3) Great Personalities
    4) Beautiful Birds.
    I was wandering if there were any other Buff Orpington breeders in Arkansas that could give me any pointers in my endeavor.
    I don't believe my stock is up to snuff with the American Standard of Perfection (unfortunately) but for starters I think it'll work. Although, in the near future I would like to have some Buff's that have been bred true. Maybe for 2015. Any advice, insight or info is welcome.
    Thanks a bunch,
    Seth
     
  2. glendaschicks

    glendaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from SW Arkansas. Good luck with your adventure! We currently have six Buff Orps, and while they are beautiful and have great personalities, I can't comment on the first two reasons, as they are only about 19-20 weeks.
     
  3. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have 5 I got from a friend and they lay large to extra large light brown (some even pink tinted) eggs and most of them lay on average once a day. As far as the decent meat birds bit I was going off hearsay there. I had some BO/RIR crosses that did ok considering my feeding habits weren't the greatest for them. (Couldn't afford the high protein feed) but next year as soon as I figure out what's a cockerel they'll get separated and fed a turkey starter at 28% protein so that should beef them up a bit. Thanks for the welcome.
     

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