Eye Color for Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EmptyNest, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me if there is a standard of perfection for orpington eye color? Are the blacks and blues supposed to have black eyes and the buffs gold colored eyes. What about the white orps?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Last edited: Jul 1, 2008
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Buff & White Orp - reddish bay eyes

    Black & Blue Orp - dark brown eyes

    Jody
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I agree with Jody and Speckled Hen.

    As for the White Orpingtons, the eye color should be dark but so light like the RIR's eye color. My White Orps I sold were light brown in color and they were from McM.

    Maybe a true White Orp breeder will chime in.....
     
  5. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help everyone. My buffs and whites are right but 2 of my 3 blacks have the lighter eyes. [​IMG]
     

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