Chocolate Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dizzychicken, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. dizzychicken

    dizzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone tried a Chocolate Orp project? Oh and ones that would lay the dark Maran eggs!

    Hmm what would you have to breed to get that?
     
  2. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope but once you have that done i would love to buy some from you, LOL. Actually I would love to start a project like that, but I am new to genetics and am still working on the Blue, Black, Splash line in chickens.

    Any help you need or test hatchers I would be happy to help. I actually think that there are poeple working on this project and think I have even seen talk of it on here.

    Sheila
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Try a LF OEG Chocolate if you can find them and good quality Black Orpingtons [​IMG]

    Knows nothing about Marans!!

    We are all here to help with project birds!!
     
  4. dizzychicken

    dizzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But wouldn't I need a blue? I always thought blue was a recessive gene in Chocolate.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:This was or is what I was going to try, I don't know for sure!
     
  6. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I searched Chocolate Orps on line. There are some that have been developed in England, but livestock and eggs cannot be shipped from UK to US.

    April
     
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  7. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched out a little chocolate Orp.
    Here's her picture.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. dizzychicken

    dizzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWW, how cute. What did you breed to get her?
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sweet....is that chocolate as in the gene 'choc' or I^D ?
     
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:I know this is a project, but for it to be an Orpington, it needs to lay light brown eggs. If it lays dark brown, or any other color egg, it will be just a mix.
     

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