How do you get the mud (brown) out of your blues?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by iajewel, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Im going to get back into blue Orphs this spring and don't have access to the good birds I used to. The place Im getting my birds does have some mud in them. confirmation is very good, type is good, but they are muddy...
    What would you suggest to breed the mud out? Should I just put a black (blue genes, black color) and in effect start over?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There are many people on here with good blue orpingtons. You can hatch eggs and get good birds to start with.

    I have several threads from this week with my bbs orps photos.
     
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    If you can give me a link to some of those posts or tell me how to look up YOUR posts that would be great.
    I really like the over all size and structure of the birds this lady has.. they are very nice.. just muddy.. and that can be fixed I think LOL..
     
  4. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Don't have any advice on the subject, just wanted to say I love your avatar. Had no idea you could use steers as jumpers. Cool...

    Paula
     
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Thanks.. ya.. my steers do anything my horses ever did.. and they don't do a few things horses do, like rear, spook.. etc. As I age, I like my steers better and better, but still have a horse I would never sell. *grins*
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The only mud my Blue Orps have on them is from the Georgia red clay when they dustbathe, LOL. You may be able to breed it out, but you still need better stock to do that, I think.
     
  7. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Do you have a few pics of yours? how big are they, and do you ever sell your birds/eggs
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The sire of all my Blue Orp chicks is in my avatar. I have one Blue hen, lost my other one to sour crop issues, but I have two pullets who are 18 weeks old now and will be with him very soon. Here's a larger picture of Suede, my big blue turkey of a roo. Suede is about 12 lbs. Yes, I do sell hatching eggs, but I have to wait till my remaining hen finishes her molt. She isn't laying and the other younger girls haven't started yet.
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  9. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I don't want anything untill spring. He is a bit darker then Im looking for. 12lbs.. WOW.. big boy!
     

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