Hard time deciding which Blue Orp Cockerel to keep

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BamaChicken, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    These boys are 7 and 8 months old and I have four I am waiting to choose from.
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    My favorite, but a little white bleed through on the tail feathers. It may moult out?
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    Next in line for fav
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    This black one I am keeping
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  2. 25bengood2me

    25bengood2me Out Of The Brooder

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    ;)Handsome roos you have there! They are all "keepers"!_ sell the ones you're not especially fond of.
    Someone needs a roo(;)hint, hint!)Mine were all snatched away.[​IMG]
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I like the head on the front one better than the one in the back. But, I usually lean more towards heavy brows anyway....
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Yes he is pretty, but I dont' think his wings are as tight as the others. Decisions , decisions.
     
  5. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I vote for
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    the difference between him & your "fav" being the wattles & length of the head.

    Are you going for English Standards here?
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Thanks Dawn. He is my next choice. I think I will have to give them a few more months to know for sure. Of course you know the Standards I like like but these guys may be a little off..
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    *coughs* and is thinking about Orps for her pen....
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Wow! They are ALL so handsome!
    I'd keep whoever has the best temperment, since they all look so great [​IMG]
     
  9. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Julie, you know I can't help you but wanted to say I love the beautiful faces on all those boys. I don't envy you the decision.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I will put my best foot forward but I am no expert....

    The one in the back has better carriage than the one in front. The back roo has a better comb development than the front. The front is a little "light" in body structure than the roo in back.

    All in all, all of them are very handsome, beautiful color.

    Be sure to look at their top line, which you do not want too much of a slope. Your Black Roo is a very good example of what he should look like!

    Other than that, all of them are good contenders for breeding.
     

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