Columbian Orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickndaddy, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I was playing around on the internet and ran across a photo of a gorgeous Light Brahma rooster. And then I asked myself, "Wow, what would that look like an Orpington?" [​IMG]

    Do they have these in the UK? What would you use to get started? White Orp x Light Brahma or Columbian Cochin? And Buff Columbian? Buff Orp x Buff Brahma? I don't think we have a Buff Columbian Cochin. Either way you would have to work on breeding proper type, comb, and leg color. No feathered feet if you start with the Cochins. I know these wouldn't be as flashy as some of the other Orpington colors like the GLO, SLO, BLRO but they would still be gorgeous.

    A Birchin Orpington would be gorgeous too...[​IMG]
     
  2. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am at lunch now at work but I have a booklet at home. I will look this up and let you know how it says to go about getting the Columbian.

    Let dream big. How about a Lavendar Columbian?
     
  3. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Lavendar Columbian

    Gorgeous!​
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    You could always start with light sussex and buff sussex, they have single combs, white legs, and are columbian. I have been seeing them on eggbid lately. It would be cool to see a large orp with a columbian pattern.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    BLRO - blue laced red orpington?

    Is there such a thing, even in Europe?

    -Cindy in MA
     
  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    light sussex and buff sussex

    Duh! *smacks head* How did I forget about the Sussex? All the birds are fairly large so at least you wouldn't have to work really hard to get a huge bird again. So it all just comes down to what traits you want to get rid of: pea comb, feathered feet, or wrong colored legs. Or someone could just work on all three using each cross to expand the bloodline... [​IMG]
     
  7. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Light Brahma would be your best bet. Cochins would always leave a trace of feathered feet.

    It may take several generations but I think it could definitely be done
     
  8. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    BLRO - blue laced red orpington?

    Is there such a thing, even in Europe?

    I know I saw a website where someone was working on them but here is a thread on BYC with a picture of what appears to be BLRO

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=82381&p=2

    It is on the second page a few posts down posted by Carrie I believe.​
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That picture is from a European site. Maybe that's the color I should start working on...combine my love of my BLRWs and my orps.
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice!

    I'm new at chicken genetics, so to those experts out there how would one go about creating a BLRO? Blue orp x blrw then try to breed for the correct comb and lacing?

    -Cindy in MA
     

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