English Orpingtons, Olandsk Dwarfs, and Icelandics

Discussion in 'Chickens 8 Weeks & Older' started by BerrytangleFarm, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

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  2. ChixAddict

    ChixAddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deborah,
    I just wanted to let you know that I received the juvenile trio of bantam chocolate orpingtons and juvenile quad of blue english orpingtons this morning. They arrived safe and sound and are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I can tell they've been handled and loved a lot too, because, once I took them out of the box, they didn't want to be put down! I'm so pleased and can't wait to see them mature.
    Thanks so much!!
    Cathy
     
  3. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry


    Yeah! So glad everyone is happy! Those four blues were part of the gang who jumped out if the brooder whenever someone came to feed, water, or love on them. Really friendly!
     
  4. mshuey1

    mshuey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    r this choco pullets u have for sale crossed w english blacks? If so am very interested.
     
  5. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Right now we have three chocolate pullets for sale. Some of them may be the offspring of a bantam English black/chocolate split hen that was housed with the chocolate flock for a bit, yes. The others would be first generation chocolates from which comes from Jordan Farms, as does our split hen. Richard has routinely crossed English black bantams back into his flock to maintain color.

    The black split hen is now housed separately from the chocolate flock.
     
  6. opossum04

    opossum04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in LF pure eng black orps if you have any?
     
  7. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    We have some juvenile roos that are available and one hen. There are also some chicks in the brooder.
     
  8. opossum04

    opossum04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What lines are they from, how old are chicks, and can you give me a price on them plz?
    Thank you.
     
  9. Phantom_Rooster

    Phantom_Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to say this, but, a hen cannot be a split, even if it comes from Black X Chocolate cross. She can only carry one gene for either black or chocolate. If it has black feathers, then it is pure black. If it has chocolate feathers, then it is pure chocolate. A rooster however carries 2 genes. If both genes are chocolate, then it is pure chocolate. If it has one of each, then it is black split to chocolate. If both genes are black, then it is pure black.
     
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  10. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Perhaps the terminology is imprecise. The hen, when bred to a chocolate male, will produce black split to chocolate roos and chocolate females.
     

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