Chicken Breed Focus - Orpington

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

  1. Chickengene

    Chickengene Songster

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    I wanted a dual purpose bird my wife wanted pets. After studying all the breed characteristics and drafting a chart. Orpingtons seem to cross off all the lists. The fact that my favorite dog is a St. Bernard, my favorite cat is a creme colored Main Coon, my favorite horse is the Clydesdale; you can probably see a pattern evolving. I like larger breeds and lighter colors.
    With my wife's wants as the priority.
    So I have Buff Orpington and Buff Brahma pulletts, and a Buff Brahma cockeral.
    Wish me luck.....
     
  2. amh619

    amh619 Chirping

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    I have some 5 week old Buff Orpington pullets and they are the sweetest out of the bunch. They come running when I enter the coop and need their hugs.
     
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  3. Jac Jac

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    My sincerest sympathy in reference to your little lady. I can imagine her spryness and that golden sheen, oh my. Which reminds me that I'd better run out to check on my girls. We've got a stray pup hanging around, who is quite inquisitive of my flocks. I don't trust him, even though the girls are confined. I've called the police and Animal Control several times but... my flocks are my business and I pride myself on being a good Chicken Mama.
     
  4. Ecto04

    Ecto04 Chirping

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    Mine are now 9 weeks old and they are the same way. They want petted and cuddled. Sometimes they will fly up onto my shoulder if I’m not giving them enough attention. I think it’s orpingtons from here on out for me!
     
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  5. Ecto04

    Ecto04 Chirping

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    Danceswithronin, do you have any updated pics of your silver lace? Would love to see her!
     
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  6. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    I will take some updated photos of her tonight! :D
     
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  7. Chickengene

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    Here are my 16 week old Brahmas and Cindi Lou my wife's Buff Orpington.
    I wish my wife had taken the photo a few minutes earlier when Cindi was sitting on my arm with her head in my lap.
    But you can still see Rodger perched on my foot.
    I hope you can see it.
    Apparently I don't have permission to view it...lol
     

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  8. Chickengene

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    Not sure how that top photo got included. That was about 10 or 11 weeks.
     
  9. danceswithronin

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    Updated photos of my silver laced English Orp Guin! She was very sad because I kept kicking her out of my lap to try and get some good pictures (she's a snuggle addict).

    She is about two and a half months old here.
     
  10. homeschoolin momma

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    She DOES look pretty ticked off at you in the pictures!:lau
     
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