Hello everyone

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OrloffTom, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. OrloffTom

    OrloffTom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm a many time reader and finally getting around to registering. I just got my first batch of chicks April 9th. I got eight assorted pullets from the local Tractor Supply. I didn't do much reading prior to getting them so I didn't really know what to expect. They looked to have some Rhode Island Red coloring though. Seven had the reddish tint and the other was a different coloring altogether. Well, to make a long story short the different color is a cockeral and thankfully there is no zoning laws here that disallow roosters! We are pretty sure it's a Russian Orloof but I can't be entirely sure if it's a pure breed or not. Orloof's in general has really interested me and come to find out they are on the critical list of endangered heritage breeds. He's a spangled coloration and my kids have named him Link. I'd love to be able to breed the fella with some other Orloof hens and help do my part to save this breed. I'm a tad dishearted though because I'm pretty sure he has an underbite. It's not severe and he has no trouble eating/drinking and seems to be in good health. My concern is, will that underbite pass on to his offspring? I'll post a pic and see if some of experts can help a newbie chicken owner out [​IMG]. Thanks in advance and I'm looking forward to being a part of this community. Here is a pic of Link!
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  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I can't help you with your questions but I can welcome you to BYC officially.
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  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. OrloffTom

    OrloffTom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your welcoming! I'll do some more searching around and maybe I shouldn't have asked the questions in my first post either lol. But I thought I would knock two things out in one post [​IMG].
     
  5. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    You're probably right, with a title like "hello everyone" some people may assume this post has no questions in it. I'd try posting with a different topic.
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from NH. Undesirable traits are frequently the first ones passed on. [​IMG]
     
  7. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    [​IMG] From Western Washington State.
     
  8. OrloffTom

    OrloffTom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna break this up and repost the question in the right section. Thanks to everyone that has chimed in so far!
     
  9. sodbuster

    sodbuster Out Of The Brooder

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    hi [​IMG]
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] & [​IMG] If you got them at TSC, more than likely he's an EE instead of Orloof . Hate to bust your bubble, but he looks EE. [​IMG]
     

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