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Is there such a chicken as a PARTRIDGE ORPINGTON?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rachelb, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. rachelb

    rachelb In the Brooder

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    I have a buff orp and another which I think I was told was a partridge orp, however I cannot find any such reference or picture of the partridge? She is a similar size to my buff orp and looks very fat and fluffy, but her colouring is quite different. She is predominantly golden/reddy brown with a black pattern within the brown feathers, if that makes sense.

    Can anyone shed any light on this breed please?

    Rachel, the English chicken novice! [​IMG]
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    If youre in the UK it could very well be a partridge color. I would contact the UK orpington club to get more info on them.

    Good Luck
     
  3. rachelb

    rachelb In the Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks Adam, might just do that. Rachel B [​IMG]
     
  4. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
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    Post a pic! I really want to see this! [​IMG]
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:Thanks Adam, might just do that. Rachel B [​IMG]

    Can I just say I HATE you. [​IMG] I wish we had all of the cool colors in the orpington breed, well any breed that you guys have. IT IS NOT FAIR!

    P.S. I don't really hate you [​IMG]

    Please post photos for us to see. We LOVE pictures.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

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    It seems that the OEGB or even the wyandottes are the U.S.'s equivalent to the orpington. If you go onto feathersite and look at plymouth rocks, there are partridge rocks on it, the color should be the same as yours, if it is a partridge. I have seen many cool colors of orps from the UK, like laced and stuff, very pretty and fluffy.
     
  7. rachelb

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

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    Looks like a Buff orp to me.
     
  9. rachelb

    rachelb In the Brooder

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    Sorry I can't resize my photos, the pc goes mad when I try. Here are a few photos of my ladies - Geri and Margo, a Buff Orp and a Partridge Orp.

    Enjoy !
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    I finally had the chance to let them have a run about and a dust bath today as the weather improved. They would not leave my rhubarb alone though! They hate the wind and rain, but today was better.

    And now they are both laying (I think). I had one egg this morning and one this afternoon. At last, the last time was back in October.

    Happy Easter everyone. Rachel B from sunny Oxfordshire. [​IMG]
     
  10. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

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    She's beautiful!!
     

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