I'm cuckoo for Cuckoo Orpingtons!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buster, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    As some of you know, I have a little project I'm working on and I think I've finally gotten enough results to show BYC my progress on it.

    I am working on creating a line of Cuckoo Orpingtons. Here is what I have to show for it so far:

    They start out looking much like a black orp chick. Then their feathers start coming in:
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    Here is one that is a little farther along:
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    And another:
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    Here is one that has a lot more feathers- about 4 weeks:
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    And here is one at about 4 months:
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    I'm still working on things but I think I have a good start.
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Oh my!! [​IMG]
     
  3. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

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    Nice. This may sound silly, but Im new to all this. What color eggs will they lay?
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:They will lay brown eggs.

    I forgot a pic:

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  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    beautiful!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    awesome!...[​IMG]
     
  7. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
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    Quote:Darker like the Marans or the lighter color like a Orpington? Very pretty birds.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Darker like the Marans or the lighter color like a Orpington? Very pretty birds.

    Lighter like the Orpingtons. It's an Orpington. The color is cuckoo. [​IMG]
     
  9. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
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    Quote:Go ahead and [​IMG] me. Lol. I posted without thinking.
     
  10. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice Jared. Great work.

    Another Orp project. I think it is great that if we can't get those lovely birds from Oversea then we will create them ourselves.
     

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