Blue Orp Update

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BamaChicken, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Well Charlie if finally thinking about being a Daddy. He hasn't crowed not one time but My Dh saw him get on one of the pullets this morning. They just started laying a week ago. I will test some eggs starting next week to see if I have any positives to start hatching.
    He is now 7 months old, still merely a babe. A lot of growing yet to do.
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  2. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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    Awesome! He was just waiting for "something to crow ABOUT." [​IMG]

    Go, Charlie! [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's a real stud-muffin, Julie!
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    He's a handsome rooster!! Can't wait to see his offspring.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful guy and girls!
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Thanks, there is a definite excitment to see what gets produced. I can hardly wait. I will probably give him about six girls and see what happens. Or I may rotate and see what happens with diferent groups.
     
  7. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BamaChicken,
    Very nice Orpington. HS
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I also wanted to say that I know you want to breed to the European type and Julie, I think Charlie is a good solid step in the right direction.
     
  9. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Yes, it will be good to see if he passes on his fluff and short legs. I will cross him on a black to to see if I can improve their type.
     
  10. legacyln

    legacyln Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BEAUTIFUL! I have rooster envy.
     

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