Black Orpingtons....who? where?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Brian, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in getting some large black orpingtons. Maybe this year, but most likely next year.
    Any suggestions where I can find them?
     
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
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    She'll shoot me but, try "speckeledhen". Sand Hill Preservation also has them.
     
  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you want truly black look for breeder that only breeds black. They will have better color, than with ones in with blue and splash..The green Sheen will be much better on the blacks.

    Ive looked myself they are tuff to come by. I got 2 from an old timer up my way and we are using them to breed with our lavender orp roo. He wouldnt sell us any but let me use two of his hens for our lavender project. So we will have to give them up when finished hatching out what we need.

    best of luck on the straight blacks.

    Charlie
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like good advice. Thank you.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Brian, did you try Catalpa Grove Farms yet? They may be sold out for most of the year already, but other than Sandhill, they are the main ones I think of.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Dont forget Gordie List under the Sales forum [​IMG]
     
  7. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I did shoot them an email. They never got back to me. Not to worry...I can wait till next year (they're sold out as I recall).
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I am sure Arrow Chicken will have some coming fall if the black orps get their sex gear in order [​IMG]
     

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