Chicken Breed Focus - Orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    I am actually the proud parent of a SN Buff. Her name is Sweet Pea, she was shipped to the feed store with no eyes and her beak is off centered. IMG_20190416_193215_085.jpg IMG_20190416_193218_144.jpg
     
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  2. Jandsloch

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    Sweet pea is lucky to have you! Can’t wait to see more pics as she grows!
     
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  3. danceswithronin

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    This is my new and only Orpington, a Silver Lace named Guin. I'm obsessed with their big fluffy body type and silver lace is my favorite feather pattern so I'm looking forward to seeing how she grows. So far she is a docile, almost timid chick. I have a feeling she will be fairly low in the pecking order. 20190418_190607.jpg
     
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  4. Ecto04

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    DA478232-59B4-4729-9FAE-BC06BFEB46A2.jpeg 0A9E8897-8F11-4BEC-862C-F14C17D0D6B4.jpeg 599D7E0F-7ACB-4C5F-AAC1-6ABC87D68D9E.jpeg E7BD6E67-078F-41A8-81E7-1EB2EF8D1770.jpeg These are my first chicks and I’m thoroughly enjoying them. They are just 4 weeks old. I have 2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 Rhode Island Reds. These are pictures of my BOs, Jan and Marcia. I was tickled pink tonight. I sat down on a little stool next to the brooder to talk to my ladies (I purchased pullets. I hope they are right!) and both girls flew right up on my lap! My RIRs aren’t nearly as outgoing. Of course, Jan flew into my lap, looked at me and promptly bit my lip. Silly girl. I would never have imagined chicks could have so much personality and character. Marcia is a much richer gold color than Jan but they are both sooo soft. Looking forward to learning more about all my chicks!
    Mary Beth
     
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  5. Roo5

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    Currently got 3 lavender opringotns and their the friendliest our if 16 chicks.
     
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  6. Ecto04

    Ecto04 Chirping

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    That’s what I love about mine too! They are so friendly!
     
  7. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    Here's six week-old update pics on my lovely Guin. She is by far the nicest (and most beautiful imo) chicken I own, even in her "awkward teenager" phase.

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  8. Ecto04

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    She IS beautiful! I’ve never seen one that wasn’t buff. I may have to branch out in the future!
     
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  9. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    Thank you! I've got a buff, a lavender, and a blue chick coming at the end of May (along with a mystery chick). I will definitely post pics of the new Orps here! :D

    When I saw silver laced English Orpington chicks available locally I almost pinched myself, I never believed I'd be able to land one. Never seen them available in a hatchery and every time I checked with breeders chicks weren't available.

    The woman I bought her from was lucky enough to know a breeder - she couldn't afford the adults for sale, but the breeder sold her a batch of hatching eggs that came out well.
     
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  10. Chickengene

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