Lavender orpington eggs question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by celestecakes78, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. celestecakes78

    celestecakes78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I got 2 lavender orpington hens last year and I was so excited when they started laying eggs but I got a suprise. They lay green eggs! I'm figuring that they were crossed with an olive Egger or similar. Has anyone had experience with this?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You are right - if they are laying green eggs they are not Orpingtons. They are Easter Eggers - perhaps Orpington crosses.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Just yesterday I responded to a thread about a single combed 'lavender Orpington Ameraucana' - almost sounds as if he might have come from the same source as your hens. By any chance are they bearded ?
     
  4. celestecakes78

    celestecakes78 Out Of The Brooder

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    No they aren't bearded. They look exactly like a full blooded lav orpington if you didn't see the egg color there's no way to tell they were crossed breed.
     
  5. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The original US type Lavender Orpingtons came from EE's.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pictures of the birds?
     
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  9. celestecakes78

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    These are the best pics I have of them when they were younger. Right now there's too much snow to take an updated pic.
     

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