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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wannabe_goatmom, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. wannabe_goatmom

    wannabe_goatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orpington? I am new to chickens and would hate to be talking to an experienced chicken person and pronounce it wrong. I see a lot of people spelling it buff orph, does that mean it is pronounced orphington and not orpington?
    Also how about Cochin?
    I know Leghorn is leggern I saw that on another site.
    Also I hope I posted in the right section I wasn't sure on this one. [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There is no "H" in Orpington. It's pretty much like it's spelled:

    Or- ping- tun with the emphasis on the Orp part.

    (wonder how the 'h' got started? That would make it Or-fing-ton, which it isn't)
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yep OR-ping-ton

    And CO-chin---'co' as in David Allen Coe and 'chin' as in the thing on the bottom of your face [​IMG]
     
  4. wannabe_goatmom

    wannabe_goatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I keep seeing it spelled with an H in different threads and wondered if I was pronouncing it wrong or if they were just spelling it wrong.
    Now I won't wonder if I'm saying it right when I'm talking to people. [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Most people will still think you are saying it wrong, they don't know how to talk around here. [​IMG]

    The only difference is that YOU know you are saying it right [​IMG] I had a guy try telling me at the auction that his 'spangled' birds were not OEGB...Um, yes they are, what else could they be? Needless to say, I thanked him for his time, and walked away. If he doesn't even know what kind of bird he is selling, I don't want to deal with him [​IMG]
     
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  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    i think if ONE more person 'corrects' me calling here to buy 'ORPHINGTONS' i am gonna freak out. when i say Orpington, they will say Orphington over and over in the sentence/paragraph as if i'm wrong. [​IMG]

    look at the word orphington. it doesn't EVEN look like a word. seriously, folks. really. look at it....

    my husband teases me and calls them little Orphington Annies.(he KNOWS the Orphington thing makes me PSYCHOOOOO.

    'oh, are the orphingtons okay? do they have food? are they homeless tonight? poor, poor orphingtons.'
    he's sassy. sassy, sassy, sassy!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    well, now that you've started, how about Marans, d'uccle
     
  8. wannabe_goatmom

    wannabe_goatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Shelly for the Co "chin" explanation. I am really wanting to get some, they are sooooo cute and I have room in my coop for a few more birds. [​IMG]

    Miss_jayne your husband sounds hillarious. My name is Billie Jo and so of course I'm always getting Betty Jo, Bobby Jo, Betty Jean, Billie Jean and lots of others and my dh thinks it is funny. He goes along with people when they say it! He knows it drives me crazy.
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Main Entry: Or·ping·ton
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Orpington, England

    Main Entry: Co·chin
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Cochin China, part of French Indochina

    Main Entry: leg·horn
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Leghorn, Italy

    Chris
     
  10. Luvin Life

    Luvin Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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