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Gold Laced Orpington Project

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HallFamilyFarm, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    This thread is for the discussion of the Gold Laced Orpington project only.

    Posting of photos for comparison is acceptable.

    It is my understanding several are working on their own Gold laced Orpington projects. There are also some Imported English Gold laced Orpingtons now here. The goal of this thread is to breed to the American Standard, but discussion about the color pattern and breeding issues of Gold Laced anything will be helpful.

    History of your breeding project will also help others.


    Photo above is a Gold Laced Orpington produced by Corancher and hatched at Hall Family Poultry of Monticello, Arkansas.

    Sadly, he was the only survivor of shipped eggs.

    We are mating him this season to two Single Comb Gold Laced Wyandotte hens of good size and type. Here are the hens.


    For comparison, here is artist Diane Jackey's idea of Orpington type.

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012

  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    From http://heirloomorpingtons.com/newarrivals.html

    Gold Laced Black : This color was created in Germany by Jobst Veltheim and shown for the first time in 1965 at the National Show in Frankfurt and later added to the (Europe) standard in 1972.

  3. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

    Sep 18, 2009
    SF East Bay CA
    wow fun! I believe Greenfire has some as well
  4. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  5. draye

    draye Crowing

    Nov 30, 2010
    Neat project, keep us updated.
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I have to be quick, but will offer more up later- I've been working on this with my own Orp stock, not wanting to outcross into any other breeds. I have been sorely tempted to get some of Marc's birds, because that would be a quick and easy way to make improvements quickly, but I am trying to get an American shape, so I hesitate.

    Here is a shot I took of his while visiting.


    My roos are showing great lacing, but it's still quite incomplete in this generation of hens...still waiting on the latest chicks to show their colors.


    I need to get some more current pics.

  7. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Songster

    Feb 8, 2012
    Julian, PA
    Wow! I am excited to follow this thread. These are some gorgeous birds!

  8. cowchick11

    cowchick11 Songster

    Dec 30, 2011
    SW Washington
    This is an interesting project! [​IMG] Those that are working on it what are your starter animals? I saw Golden Laced Wyndottes but what else? I saw some European photos on one of the Orp sites and thought they were wonderful.
  9. bluehenhatchery

    bluehenhatchery In the Brooder

    Jan 12, 2012
    These are my GLO,s I imported eggs from the UK in 2006. I was tempted to use other breeds to improve my genetic pool but never did. I have been told that GLO's nearly went away and some breeders in europe used cochin to develop the color again that would be why you have some very very heavy birds coming out of europe My bird are standard size and do not have that huge cochin body that most off the GLO's do in this country.

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