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Blue Orpingtons & Others, Now 9 Wks Old (PICS)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My Blue Orpington cockerel who will be my breeder for that part of my flock is named Suede. Here he is with my Meg, a Lucille Ball-type redhead whose daddy was a dark mahogany red Rhode Isl Red and her mom was a Buff Orpington. I love the blue and flaming red together!
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    Blue Orpington Pullet, Velvet:[​IMG]
    Buff Brahma, Caroline, and Lt. Brahma, Bart, formerly known as BESS-one of Ideal's sexing mistakes-anyone want a Lt. Brahma cockerel? He's a sweetie![​IMG]
    Meg, actually named "Nutmeg" for her color:
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    Pullet chick named Tux, a Cochin/Silkie crossed with Barred Rock mom:
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    Last edited: Apr 7, 2007
  2. Duck-Madx

    Duck-Madx Out Of The Brooder

    What Lovely Chickens!
    Suede Is A Very Handsome Blue Orpington!!!!
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  3. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Tux looks so serious! and that hair do!! Woo! [​IMG]
    About your grit feeders? I think that's what they are, the red ones on the wall? If so, very clever, do they work well there?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, that's grit in them. When I moved into this house, the family of the deceased owner left lots of stuff. One thing was this huge wall organizer thing with screws, nuts, bolts, etc. in it. It has a slide bar that fastens on the wall, then all these separate red compartments just snap onto it, as many or as few as you want. Works great for grit, oyster shell, etc.

    Tux has two siblings that look exactly like her except in minor details. That hairdo comes from her daddy, who was a very, very old Cochin/Silkie cross owned by my friend who gave me the hatching eggs from her Barred Rock hens. He was believed to be infertile and didn't father any chicks until her last batch she incubated before he died and then she gave me a bunch of eggs after warning me that they may not be pure Barred Rocks. He died just after that. All hers have feathered feet and no poufy head; all my pullets have poufy hairdos and clean legs and feet!
     
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  6. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking chickens!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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