Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Heartful, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Heartful

    Heartful Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 15, 2015
    I've succumbed to the chicken obsession and decided it's time to start educating myself with flock management and care. I currently have Orpingtons (BBS) of both American and English type...(gasp) and am hoping to keep my flock productive and healthy for years to come!

    I've noticed that most people want one or the other, and I happen to think they both bring good things to the, I have both and do plan to breed for myself. Since I am new to the inticracies of breeding and type, I am sure this may change over time as I decide which I like best.

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I don't have any now but I did have a black orpington but unfortunately he turned out to be a roo. He was given to us a pullet but turned out he wasn't. Thankfully I managed to rehome with some friends just down the road from me and he has made a fantastic bird that they love. He is very good with his ladies and very gentle for a big bird.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with the breeding I hope it works out well for you. Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    Beautiful rooster! I've always loved the way English Orpingtons look. [​IMG]
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    That is a beautiful rooster! Personally, I'm a fan of the English Orpington type, more so than American Orpingtons. Both can be beautiful birds, however.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  6. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in a PM!!

    Good luck with the flock!!

  7. 6275Smith

    6275Smith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! [​IMG] You've picked the right site to educate yourself. There is tons of information here and lots of friendly people who will help out.
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. You have a beautiful rooster, and Orpingtons are a wonderful breed (either American or English type); hardy, calm and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets of them), and good layers of large, brown eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Orpingtons.
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Beautiful rooster, I wish you well with your breeding plans. Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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