Black orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sara, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Does anyone raise black orpingtons. All of my chickens are lavender or black except my orpingtons, and i'm thinking of switching to black orpingtons. If anyone has them or can recommend where to get chicks or eggs I would appreciate it. Also any information you have on these would be great. Are they really broody like the buffs?

    Sara

    Edited: I'm looking for true black, not mixed pens with blues.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2008
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sandhill Preservation has them.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Heres Onyx, second gen from Catalupa Farms.....hopefully by fall I should have some of the chicks!

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    Sometimes Gordie has them but you might be on the waiting list.
     
  5. bantamgal

    bantamgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Onyx is very pretty and I really like her head shape and her body shape
     
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Thanks all! I'll look into the places suggested. The problem is I only want a couple, so I don't know if I want to order chicks. At a quick glance I see Catalpa does sell hatching eggs, so maybe I'll try them.

    Thanks again!

    Oh and that Onyx is a real looker [​IMG]
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Thanks folks! Hope to have more little Onyxes coming fall if things go well!
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have some blacks growing out. Nice big birds that I hatched.
     
  9. EweSheep

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    Miss Prissy, they sure are goreous I bet!
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are from BamaChicken, tuffoldhen and Jimmy47 stock. The one pullet from BC's is from a mottled egg. She is Black with a white tip flight feathers. Everything from KorfusKluckers appears to be dark blue.
     

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