Buff Orpington color question...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Baizer84, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chirping

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    My hens are hatchery stock. Not show stock. Some have a few black feathers and light black speckling in their tail. Is this normal? I guess it would be a defect in show stock but is fine in layers?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    One of my hatchery BO had some black speckling in her tail. I'm far from expert, but pretty sure that's only important if ya want a show chicken. She lays only extra large eggs.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    It would be disqualification in a show, but if won't affect her lay rate. Enjoy those eggs. :eek:)
     

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