Chocolate Orpington Project

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by greenfamilyfarms, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I would like to start a project. [​IMG] I would like to start working on some Chocolate Orps in either bantams or large fowl. Does anybody have any suggestions on what breeds I need to use to get the chocolate color?
     
  2. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    lol was that after seeing the pictures I put up?

    haha. I would love to start something like that. Maybe as a side project.

    First we would have to figure out how to get the chocolate. It almost looks like a form or red and black.
     
  3. that would be awesome!!!
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Maybe? [​IMG]
     
  5. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    hmm...idk maybe find some chcolate colored birds and breed them
     
  6. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    Quote:Well, now there's a thought! [​IMG]
     
  7. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    Quote:Well, now there's a thought! [​IMG]

    i know right!? i think that if the chocolate gene gets passed down..ur gonna get chocolate birds and so one
     
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  8. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    So, what chicken comes in chocolate that would preferably have a single comb...cause I [​IMG]
     
  9. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    lol the chocolate gene seems to be something that happened by accident as a mutation. So I don't believe you could breed your own chocolates.

    Which leaves finding chocolate birds and breeding them into orps to get a chocolate color.

    The problem would be finding the chocolate birds. lol
     
  10. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
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