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Blue Orpingtons....and Miss Nutmeg (PIC HEAVY!)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Took some pictures today of Suede with Skye (finally coming out of her molt) and his new girls, Dusty and Smoky, both going on 23 weeks old. Smoky has laid two eggs, her second one just today. Still waiting on Dusty. My RIR/Buff Orp cross hen, Meg, is with the Blue Orpingtons, mainly so I can help MissPrissy with her interesting Red Orp project, but she's doing fine with Suede so I think I'll just leave her there for the time being. Meg is recovering from bumblefoot lately, so that's why the vetwrap on her feet. She's making good progress so she's fine. Most of these were taken while Smoky was on the nest, so the girl running with Suede is Dusty.

    Skye is finally growing her feathers back since she quit laying.You can tell she's a darker blue than the younger girls


    Here is Smoky, Dusty's sister and her egg from today


  2. Little Shed

    Little Shed Hatching

    Dec 8, 2008
    Beautiful Chickens! [​IMG]
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I can't wait to see what babies Meg and Suede make! [​IMG]
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    WOW. I'm speechless.
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    Wow beautiful !
  6. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Georgetown, Minnesota
    Your birds are absolutely beautiful Speckled Hen! Love the blue and love the one of Suede crowing! I'm noticing a definite lack of snow in your yard tho! lol Wouldn't that be a pretty sight - the blue birds contrast in the snow!
  7. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Can not wait to get me some of those babies........

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thank you all so much. I am quite partial to my Suedenator. In fact, I like him more than all the girls combined. He's such a gentle giant. JanieMarie, we had some snow the other day, but it's all gone now. I think the blue and red birds together are such a pretty color combination.

    Edited to Add: Suede and Meg will turn two years old next month. Skye is a couple months younger, if I remember correctly.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Great pics Cyn~ What a tank that Suede is [​IMG]
  10. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Good God thats a big bird!!!!!

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