Black Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BamaChicken, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Hi Yall. Have had company so couldn't get online. Went and visited a friend today that has some barely5 month old Black Orps she hatched from eggs from me earlier this year. She wanted me take a look and make sure she was keeping the best ones. Wow was all I had to say. Her black cockerel is just awesome and the pullets were very large. I told her I want eggs back from her when they start laying and breeding. She offered me anything she had back cause that is the kind of friend she is. Told I would just get eggs. Take a look at her awesome pen. She makes it look shabby Sheik with all her flowers around it.
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  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Beautiful birds!

    Quick question...can you tell me the difference between a black Orpington and a black Australorp? I have the HARDEST time telling a difference between the two breeds!
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I now absolutly nothing about orphs and colors of them and all that but those are some of the most beautiful orphs I have seen in a long time GET SOME OF THOSE EGGS BACK !

    Edited to ask does your friend by any chance have a basset hound ? I see a doggie but that looks like my bassets sniffing around the pen. My basset is best friends with my chickens since my other dog passed away.

    Henry
     
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  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Oh wow! Look at that sheen!! [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are lucky birds [​IMG]
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    The Australorp type is different. They are not quite as large or wide. Not as many Soft feathers. These pullets were Fabulous. She will sell eggs when they start. I told her I would show her how. This woman has green thumb and originally owned the house I live in now. She does well with chickens too.
     
  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have to get some orphs I don't even have buff ones yet and I am not that far from jody and charlie if I had room I would have some already.
     
  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Room always seems to be an issue.. I really don't need anymore chickens as we go through 200 lb of feed a week. I arrange and rearrange constantly. I really am trying not to hatch till Spring when I am working on my new line of blues. The blacks are so pretty though and i need to improve.
     
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I know what you mean defeneatly just on a smaller scale I have 11 laying hens in a coop I will be adding 6-12 chicks in two weeks ! [​IMG] (why do I do this to myself?) I can't have a rooster in my neighborhood ! I only spend $24 a month on feed and the girls try and re pay me in eggs but its hard for them. I am going to try and keep a quite BBS copper marans rooster from this batch and sell some hatching eggs both interesting mutts and pure BBS copper and BBS copper X cuckoo. :eek: I still live at my parents house I am only 16 so we will see what the next year brings. I have admired these orphs for along time and always want some but don't have a bator or time and $ to devote to them. I love your RIR also and really would love a few true RIR pullets. Just remember your birds are some of the most beautiful and genetically valuable on this forum !

    Henry
     
  10. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    They are GORGEOUS!!!!!!
     

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