English Orpingtons, What's the big deal?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kiniska, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

    890
    121
    158
    Nov 8, 2012
    English, Indiana
    Before a firestorm starts this is a thread created to illicit opinions, not cause arguments.
    I would very much like any Orpington owners and breeders to put in their two cents.

    My first question is...
    Is it good or not to mix English with American stock? Please explain why.

    Next, is not American stock technically descended from English so crossing them still gives you an Orpington?

    Lastly, if they are responsibly crossed could it not improve the bird? That should be the over all goal correct?

    Look forward to seeing everyone's opinions!
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    6,337
    315
    288
    Jul 16, 2009
    in before the Storm... [​IMG]
     
  3. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

    890
    121
    158
    Nov 8, 2012
    English, Indiana
    LOL - Hopefully it will stay informative and not combative. People who are passionate are often full of great information. I will be starting my flock this spring and information is very valuable.
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    6,337
    315
    288
    Jul 16, 2009
    I wish was of any help in this subject... but I´m not... [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by