Gotta love those Buff Orps!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hinkjc, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was out taking some pics of my birds today and thought you all might enjoy looking at some too. I just love the buff orps most of all and enjoy spending time with them on a beautiful day (altho a bit windy today). [​IMG]

    buff pullets:
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    Big Mama & Blondie (hens):
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    Cockerel w/pullets:
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    Cockerel dancing for pullet:
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    Young cockerel:
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Beautiful! Love a nice sunny day with Buffs roaming around. I have snow and a blustery snow day yesterday! brrrrrr........
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh Sandy, I know what you mean. It is quite blustery here today too and we got some snow showers last night. Thank goodness it didn't stay around. These girls (and guys) really make a sunny nice that much sunnier!
     
  4. TACEYPERKINS

    TACEYPERKINS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the pictures of the buffs. It brightens up my very glooomy day we are having in Ca.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They are so huge, how wonderful that would be... my hatchery BO is tiny and has white on her ears.. good thing she is a good layer.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    The yard was covered, cabin country had 4 inches and more!!! My chickens were not happy and wouldn't go on the ground! lol Had to put straw down for the wimps to walk on! My breed coop is done but....lol the runs are not ready yet! Yikes!
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I love love Bo's and yours are gorgeous! their fat fluffy butts are my favorite!!! how do you get them so fat looking? Mine ahve food provided 24/7 scratch treats everyday-fresh fruit and veggies everyday and I even make then bananna bread Zuchini bread-left over dinner scraps-???
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Over the years I worked on size through heavy culling, but nothing special otherwise. Free choice chicken feed, handful of scratch and black oil sunflower seeds daily and some odds and ends table scraps now and then, and lots of free ranging to keep them in shape. Folks often tell me they've never seen chickens so big when they see them, but never thought anything of it. I love big birds!
     
  9. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    They have really good color too.
     
  10. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes beautiful birds! Our BO's are from a hatchery and I definitely see a difference as ours have specks of black in their tails. I know that isn't SQ! They were the 1st to lay eggs here though. Gotta love the BO's! [​IMG]
     

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