Chocolate Orpington?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Haviris, May 10, 2008.

  1. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    I guess it's my week for odd ball colors. So I had a staggered hatch, my blue/blue/splash Ameraucanas were 1st. First chick out was all yellow, I could see another and it was really light, I started thinking a mistake had been made and I'd gotten white Ameraucanas instead, but the next two to hatch were both dark and the light one I saw was a splash. There are 3 blacks in the bunch and two of them have red faces! They look abit like the blue orp crossed with buff orps I've seen pics of. So what do you all think? Are odd ball colors common or is something up? They are supposed to be from a blue roo and blue and black hens.

    So anyway next up was my blue orp eggs, I ended up with 3 chicks, one blue, one black, and a chocolate? When it was wet it looked blue then as it dried it looked blue with red high lights, but now all dry and all chocolate! It's very cute, but not what I was expecting. So anyway here is a pic w/ the two normal colored chicks for comparison.
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    How grogeous is that? Wonderful color though not sure how common or uncommon it is.
  3. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    To be honest I was abit disappointed when I saw it, but I do really like the color, I can't wait to see what it looks like after it grows up!
  4. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    oh someone posted not too long ago about the coming of chocolates, it's a keeper!! if it's a choco it's offspring will be in high demand
    Last edited: May 10, 2008
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    oooooo chocolate!
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    well thats a cute pic but it is kinda hard to tell the color because of the tint of the overall picture
  7. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    They were under the light when the pic was taken, he's all chocolate even his feet, it's a very pretty color. I can't wait to see what he looks like feathered out!
  8. LauraMH

    LauraMH In the Brooder

    May 12, 2008
    Wow! Your really lucky! They are a fortune in the uk. None at all in Large breed.
  9. If you change your mind and don't want them I'll take them [​IMG] I think they are beautiful. Can't wait till you post pictures of them when they are older!
  10. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    LUCKY you!! A chocolate orp.. That's a keeper!.
    Wish I'd gotten least one in my last hatch of black/blue orps..

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