Jubilee (mille fleur) Orpington project update - PICs pg4

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hinkjc, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I do believe we are finally making progress with these guys. They still have lots of growing out to do, but I am seeing the pattern starting to develop on some of them and also the black chevron, which is encouraging. These are mostly the cockerels, as it is hard to show the pattern on the pullets on a picture. I will try to get some and open the wing for pictures on them, or as they grow out more I'm sure it will be more visible in pics.

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    Chevrons showing in the fluff:
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    Here's a funky colored roo that I'm hanging on to just out of curiosity. The patterning on him is a really light tan color, not white and then the tips of the feathers are red. hmmm
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I see some real progress, Jody! Congrats!
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks Cyn! I'm hoping we're on our way in the right direction. I'm sure we'll know more as they mature. I was hoping some folks from the mille cochin thread would take a look and provide some input. They've been working on their color for quite a while.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Ha ha - [​IMG]
    Sorry .. but it's funny to me that 2 of the mons are on the same thread! [​IMG]
    Beautiful Orps! [​IMG]
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    [​IMG] They look great ! Kinda like candy [​IMG]
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks Mark! I'm hoping they look more like candy as they grow up. We have a couple interesting color projects going, but I really enjoy this one because it's so challenging.
     
  7. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HinkJc, are these crosses between the Sussex/BO crosses and the Sussex/Black Orpington crosses on your website?

    I'm working on a project with Buff Cornish and Spangled Orloffs and eventually want to get back to the tri-color pattern with my finished project, so I want to be sure I choose the right matches! You're my trail blazer, in that regard. [​IMG] These guys are looking lovely.
     
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  8. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They`re looking really good Jody, congrats to you and Charlie on another job well done. [​IMG]
     
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  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    HHF - yes, these are from the Speckled Sussex X Buff Orp line. Thanks so much for your nice comments. I wish you luck with your project too. I bet they'll look fantastic.

    Thanks Tony! They're coming along. Slowly, but getting there. [​IMG]
     
  10. Harlequin

    Harlequin Out Of The Brooder

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    we were given a hen from a woman the other day that looks exactly like in the first photo! i had no idea what it was, just started calling her 'the cocoa hen'.

    btw i totally want to steal all your lavender aracaunas [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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