CAN ORPINGTONS LAY GREEN EGGS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cencor, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Cencor

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    We have a mixed pen of 12 orpington an a mallard duck. We where pretty sure the mallard laid the green egg as ot is bigger and the shell tougher. We put them in the incubater an ended up with a chick this morning. Im pretty sure its two blackXBuff orpis laying these are they crossed with something else?? Or could they still be orpis. They look a lot like dorkings.
     
  2. Cencor

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    White=duck
    Light brown= orpington
    Olive green=??
     
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    No, if they are laying green eggs, then they aren't pure Orps. They are crossed with a breed that had the blue egg gene.
     
  4. Cencor

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    Ive had a look at all green laying birds but none of ours look anything like them
     
  5. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What kind of roo?
     
  6. Cencor

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    They are running with a BO and a buff black roo (but to me he looks like hes crossed with a dorking) the two chicks that have hatched one is from the buff/black roo as its fully black the other is a grey colour (which im assuming is a blue) i havent got photos as theyve hatched at my brothers house
     
  7. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a lady with what appeared to be purebred BBS Orpingtons (Lockedhearts) year before last that had one hen (and a couple of her daughters) that laid a very pale minty green egg. I ordered eggs and she sent the green ones as extras for me. Unfortunately none ever hatched so I don't have any to carry through. This may have been a mutation or a fence jumper somewhere.

    My point is that there were some pale to olive green Orpington eggs out there in the gene pool. The ones I got were paler than the eggs you are showing, though. Here is a picture she posted of her pullets. She has not been on BYC for quite some time--here is a link to the original thread-- https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/464227/test-project-long-term-commitment :

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  8. Cencor

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    Thanks so much the chicks are pure black so cant tell anything yet funmy thing is the eggs have turned to a mint green this last week not sure what it means??
     
  9. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    they look like they dont have a regular straight comb? looks more like a pea comb from those photos....
     
  10. Cencor

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    Hi these arnt my orpington they are from another thread
     

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