curious about black/blue and other orpingtons?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ctcasper, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. ctcasper

    ctcasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How hard is it to find these breeds. I really would like to eventually get the lavender orps, but I know they are extremely hard to find. For now I just want to get another color, I just have the traditional buffs and would like to expand with some less common colors. Any info on how to go about doing that would be nice.
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Here's a list of BYC sellers and the breeds they have...
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=66038

    There are several of us that are raising the BBS Orpingtons, and a few of the lavenders, but you're right... they're hard to come by. You have to be fast on some of the BST threads to get the eggs! [​IMG]
     
  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apart from the buff orps, there are some breeders of nice black & blue orps in this list. Some of the many other colours are harder to obtain. Nice whites sound as if they are hard to come by & I have not yet seen any lavenders being sold which are close to conforming to orpington type.
     
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  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    The BBS orps are not easy to come by. They are in high demand and some egg auctions on here can get pretty pricey. You have to get to know the folks and most are pretty willing to sell you some if they have them.

    I posted when I logged on here that I was looking for them....I have found some grown birds and I have ought eggs. I have also bought eggs from ebay (you can pm me and I'll share my experiences)

    I will hopefully be full on breeding my own by the fall. My babies are growing nicely and I am really happy with what I have so far.

    Oh, and if you are wanting lavenders....well, I have to tell you, those auctions are like insane!!! Lavender is very desireable but even rarer!!
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    scbatz33 ~ Actually the lavender gene is becoming quite common, by late summer I think there will be lots of people trying to sell it because reading on here people are hatching lavender all over the place. [​IMG]
     

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