Blue Orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ClareScifi, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. fatcatx

    fatcatx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ouch! That is a high percentage of black! Luck of the draw. I'm hoping next time to find someone in our area with a splash over a blue so I am sure to get a blue or splash. This is just for our backyard flock for fun and eggs - no breeding. (Waiting for retirement when I move out to the country! [​IMG]) I started with 8 eggs that were shipped. Air spaces were a a mess so I feel lucky that I got the one to hatch.
     
  2. fatcatx

    fatcatx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Check the Buy/Sell/Trade forum. You may find your answer there.
     
  3. wildboutchicken

    wildboutchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    The best way to make sure you get blue is to see if you can find someone with a black over splash or vice versa. Black and splash give you 100% blue. That's if you truly want just blue. I am hoping to get my breeding pen lined up when my black starts laying too. I don't know how far away you live but this fall if I can get some good hatch rates I could send you some eggs or meet you if you are close to NC. I have that blue roo over a black and splash hen. You would definitely get a variety. Just a thought.
     
  4. fatcatx

    fatcatx Chillin' With My Peeps

    I may do that. I would like one of each but I should probably hedge my bets next time so I am more likely to get a blue pullet out of the hatch.
     
  5. alibra

    alibra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want mostly blue but with a few black and splash, you could breed blue to blue and get roughly 50% blue 25% splash & 25% black
     
  6. celonecoop

    celonecoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's one of my Blue Orp Roosters I have 2 and also a Black Orp rooster and 2 Black Orp pullets I love my Orps much calmer then my 2 speckled Sussex pullets
     
  7. gallito1982

    gallito1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thoughts, boys or girls?
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    Theyre around 3 weeks,noticed the way bigger size in chick no 2, plus th combo starts to show up, also noticed the white feathers in chick no 2 splash?
     
  8. fatcatx

    fatcatx Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is just an educated guess as I am pretty new at this. I had a buff orp with the longer pointed wings like chick #2 and it turned out to be a boy (though sexed as a pullet). Also - early comb development. Behavior should give you some insight too. So I say #1 girl #2 boy.

    Sorry - not much help with the coloring though I would suspect a splash too with the white feathers.
     
  9. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess male, also?
     
  10. gallito1982

    gallito1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah def is a male combo and wattles had develop so fast i will post an updated picture si you guys can confirm
     

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