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Blue/Black/Splash Orpington Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MissPrissy, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    The eggs I hatched from Tuffoldhen have given me some pretty blue, black and splash orpington chicks. These chicks will be 5 weeks old on Friday and have outgrown my brooders. I had no choice but to go ahead and put them out in the barn with a 250 watt red heat lamp. They are big for heir age.

    The 4 blues are really pretty -





    There are 2 splash but this is the only one I could get a clear photo of -


    Here is a group shot of their color. Really pretty shades -


    Notice the brahma/blue orp cross in this photo -


    Isn't the barring (?) in her feathering just the prettiest thing? I really like it.


    There are 3 blacks - The first one is sitting on my husband arm - really plump little thing!



    This one did not want to have a picture made -


    TOH, I am VERY pleased with these chicks! Thank you for the eggs!
  2. mandomama

    mandomama Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    corvallis oregon
    REally pretty birds! Congrats!
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    They are beautiful! Congrats! [​IMG]

  4. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    Nice chicks you sound like you are adding to your breeding program from everywhere and it should be extreamly strong soon.

  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    I have a soft spot for blues. [​IMG] Very beautiful!
  6. Yogiman

    Yogiman Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    South Louisiana
    Prissy they are truly gorgeous. That Sandy gave you some beautiful babies.
  7. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Of course I love them. The lacing on the mixed is really pretty.
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Very pretty chicks MissPrissy.

    I wouldn't worry about them out in the barn. I've had to move quite a few of mine out earlier than I'd like due to space needs. They've been out in a brooder area in my coop with heat lamp when it's been in the 20's at night.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    They really didn't have that awkward sparse feathering period. I love how fluffy they are this early. They are very strong and active chicks.
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Lovely babies, Priss! You're right, these don't have quite the awkward stage that most chicks do, unless you get an extremely slow feathering cockerel like Suede was, but that is over very quickly. Congrats!

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