Chocolate Orps.... anyone have these?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Guitartists, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008

    Saw this when searching for images. Some lady on the other side of the pond was selling 6 hens off. Apparently some guy named Clive? had a freak mutation in the genes of his black orps and ended up with chocolates. Anyone else heard of these???
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    They have so very many orp colors over there that we don't have. I have seen so many photos of different colors that make me pea green with envy!
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I've heard of the choclate mutation in the blacks. *Sigh* I would love some [​IMG]
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    No fair... They have such cool birds over there. Look at him.. He is beautiful!
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Have never had the pleasure of seeing one in person anywhere in this country.
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    Clive Carefoot was one of the big genetics experts. He made the chocolate partridge wyandotte bantams and many others. Making choc orps in the US would be somewhat easy, there are several breeds that come in chocolate already like polish, OEGB, wyandottes, and some others. If you took a chocolate wyandotte and bred it to a black orp, you would get 50 50 as far as color goes. Keep crossing the chocolates to black orps until you have chocolate orps with good type. The chocolate gene works like the blue gene, choc x choc gives you 50% choc, 25% black, and 25% khaki(splash). If you mate khaki to black, you get 100% chocolates. It would be a fun project. We are working on dun/chocolate wyandotte bantams right now, and the 2nd generation look great. Once you get chocolate orps, there are tons of possibilities for chocolate in other breeds like rocks, and cochins and others. I love the color, we used to have chocolate mice, now we have chocolate runners.
  7. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

    Apr 10, 2008
    Salem, Oregon
    Quote:Are you sure it's "pea green"
    not "pee green" [​IMG]
  8. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    :eek: I want one!!! Ok...soo....who wants to start a breeding program w/me???/ [​IMG]
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    That sure is a pretty bird.
    I liked the partridge orp someone else showed a picture of, too. Wow. So many birds, so little time, $ and space!
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Quote:Are you sure it's "pea green"
    not "pee green" [​IMG]

    If the pee is green someone needs to see a doctor ...

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