Black Orpington and Mottled Orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Julie in Al, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Julie in Al

    Julie in Al Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a young black pullet that is as tall as Blue Boy my blue Roo. She is as wide as him too.[​IMG]

    This is my mottled Orp cockeral. He is 6 months old and very lanky and tall right now. He looks like he is saying to that silkie " Want to come out and play?"

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  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Pretty chickens! Do you have a front view of the mottled? I've not seen one of those yet. [​IMG]
     
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    When will the eggs be ready? I want to be at the top of the list!
     
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  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    Beautiful birds Julie. Cant wait till you have the molted eggs for sale. [​IMG]
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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    Lovely, just lovely! I can't wait until hatching egg time [​IMG]

    Adam
     
  6. Julie in Al

    Julie in Al Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I am going to put him in over the blacks and try to bring the white down a bit in the coloring. I learned a lot at the chickens show about breeding Mottleds from a cochin breeder who has mottleds. Of course he is not perfert in type for me but I am hoping these big butted girls will make a difference
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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  8. eaemnc

    eaemnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have RIR and NHR hens?
    Which do you like better, the RIR or the NHR for egg laying?

    Thank you,

    Ann
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  9. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I actually have no Idea which one lays what cause it is very important to me so I don't pay attention to which hen lays what. Personally I like the NHRs better they are a bit more socialible(sp?) and aren't as common as the RIRs.
     
  10. Julie in Al

    Julie in Al Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have RIR's but it has been a long time since I owned a NHR. Both are good layers, it is just that I am partial to dark red mahogany color chickens. I like things really pretty and classy looking. Ha Ha
     

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