blue orpinton personality?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kla37, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a flock of 9 chickens right now, and the sweetest, most loving, most snuggly one is the buff orpington we have, named Sunny! The black australorps are a close second to her, but I want to get a few more chicks next spring and I'd love to get a couple more orpingtons. Are the blue orpingtons and the other colors just as nice as the buff ones? Does the personality of a breed vary with color? Sorry if it sounds like a dumb question, new to chickens here, but LOVING it!
     
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    I love my BBS (blue, black and splash) orps to death, but they are drama queens. All of them, except the roo, who was raised with a batch of Delawares. They have to scream and run and make a fuss about everything. Once I get hold of them, they are fine, but they sure like to raise a riot about being picked up.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are indeed drama queens. They are screamers...Don't touch me! Pick me up, are you kidding??? [​IMG] My big blue Orp rooster is a love, though. He's sweet and easy to handle, just a great guy, not a human-aggressive bone in his body.
     
  4. CloggingChicken

    CloggingChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I would have to agree with the other two. My blues seem to be more stand offish and evade pick up. After they get in your hands/arms they love to stay. It's almost like they don't want anyone else to know that they like being held.
     
  5. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    I have four blue ops about 3 months old and they are my favorite chickens so far. They run after me when lose. One of my pullets, Willow actually jumps in my lap every night for pets before going to bed. [​IMG]

    They want the most attention out of all my chickens. They peck me the least also. My cockerel is so much sweeter than my other breeds. [​IMG]
    I just want to hug all my fluffy butts! Sometimes they even let me.[​IMG]
    They also get along together very well. They go to bed in a pile every night.
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I like the way that my black and blue Orpingtons talk to me every morning when I go out to open the door to the run so that they can free range. I know that they're asking me in Chickenese if I'm going to give them some birdseed like every other morning, and if so, why am I taking so long.
     
  7. justuschickens59

    justuschickens59 VA Royal Blues

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    My Blue Orpingtons are wonderful. My favorite breed of chicken - only breed we have, matter of fact. They might not be the most "touchy-feely" of chickens, but they have fantastic personalities. It is like CloggingChicken says - when you pick them up, after the initial sqauwk of protest (for show only), they love to be held and to get a "chicken massage." Ours are laid back (until it comes to treats), curious, sweet, and funny. They"talk back" to us all the time. I can even pick my broody girls up off the nest without a single peck. Now my rooster is a massive boy, but he loves to be picked up and rubbed. I live in the country with no neighbors so it is not a problem, but my girls are loud, loud, loud.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here's big Suede submitting to being held by Cetawin in exchange for blueberry muffins:

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  9. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    Quote:See! It just makes you want to hug and squeeze him. Pretty boy.[​IMG]
     
  10. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input. I really want some of them, they are so pretty! [​IMG]
     

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