Black orpington chick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by henney penny, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone please post a picture of a black orpington chick that is a week old or less.I have some chicks and want to keep any that would be black as I only have the one hen that is black in my flock.The rest are blue and slpash.
     
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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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  3. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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    blacks will be much darker then the blues blues will look gray blue an splash will be white.
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the picture, I didn`t even notice that it said back
     
  5. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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    [​IMG]blue chick[​IMG]black chick[​IMG]splash chick
     
  6. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Black Orpingtons are so much like JG's got the black and yellow feet [​IMG]
     
  7. NYREDS

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    The bottoms of Black Orpington's feet are pinkish white, not yellow. A Black Orpington with yellow feet would be disqualified in a show.
     
  8. Tamrync

    Tamrync Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so glad I found this. I have a major black orpington and JG dilema!
    I ordered some eggs, 2 dozen blue orpingtons. Shipped. After candling I had 19 and 15 hatched. They are all black with one splash. I should mention I ordered 24, I got 12 and then after emailing her I got another 12 two days later. She has been a little over her head the past few months and I have ordered from her before so I thought oh well, just a mistake. Well, like I said they were all black except one... It is totally a splash. I emailed her back, I ordered blue. I thought maybe she was using blue roo on blue hens and didn't tell me, so 50% black, 25% blue and 25% splash right? Well 14 black and 1 splash? Would this be possible?
    She then emails me back and says oops, I sent you Jersey Giants she thinks, she said I should have hatched out blues and splash only.... How is that possible?
    Black on black Jersey Giants. Do black on black throw splash in the JG?
    My question is how and when can I tell the difference in black orpingtons and Jersey Giants? Is it obvious with the feet now? They are 1-3 days old.
    I am so frustrated I don't know what to do! Thank you...
     
  9. robgray

    robgray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump! Late one!
     
  10. hooch

    hooch New Egg

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    Hatching Eggs....[​IMG]
     

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