Black Orpington chicks!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sara, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Look what I hatched!! I am so excited. I didn't say anything about it because I was afraid to curse myself, and I wanted these so bad! Hopefully I'll be able to get a decent trio out of these and start working on them!!
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  2. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    They are just beautiful little fuzzy butts!!!!

    I will have my own next Wednesday & more over the weekend! I can't wait! Thanks for sharing!!!
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Awwwww I'll have some buffs of my own come August [​IMG] They're adorable!
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Good job Sara! Cute little fuzzy butts!
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How cute! Yayy for you!
     
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Thanks everyone. I'm beyond excited. I had so much trouble finding these eggs to begin with. Hopefully in the fall some things will come together to get some other bloodlines to add to them.


    Oh, and please forgive the poop front and center in the first picture [​IMG]
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I hatched out some black orps from corancher; they are probably around 3 months old. They are gorgeous! Their color is impossible to describe, not only black, but rich green, dark purple, just wonderful. Im hoping I can get a high quality roo and a hen or two out of these babies to continue on with.
     
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:Are yours true blacks or from B/B/S birds? I love black chickens!
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sara, when those blacks feather out and start to mature when they stand in the sun you will see what she means - they shine green and are a beautiful irridescent sheen to the feather.
     
  10. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    congrats you have yourself some beautiful new babies.[​IMG][​IMG]:weee:ya
     

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