Breeding Tips and Techniques: Heritage English Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lots A Cluckin, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am starting this thread to breeders of English Orpingtons to share their knowledge on how to breed for specific genetic traits.

    A few topics I would like to be discussed is:

    Breeding for size: What is the best way to increase the size? (height, width, weight and overall size)

    Breeding for color: What is the perfect shade of Blue? How to improve the lacing on the blues?

    Breeding for type: What is the correct type or body shape? How to improve the type?
     
  2. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first tip would be, Build the barn then paint it...Get the correct size and type then worry about improving the color.
     
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