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Lavender Orpington project ....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kathyinmo, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I thought it may be nice to have a thread, for all of us to share our Lavender Orp project pictures and such. Can we do that? I would love to see and hear more about them. I absoluely love the lavender coloring!
    I hatched mine around Halloween, 2009. My eggs came from scbatz (Sarah). They originate from Jody and Charlie (hinkjc). Here are a few pictures of them. (I do have many many more pictures!) My DH isn't really as chicken obsessed as I am, but he has two favorites .... the Delawares for personality and entertainment, and the Lavenders for their beautiful color.

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I absolutely LOVE lavender. I don't have any *yet*.
     
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  3. Frogtown

    Frogtown Back 40 Farm

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    This is going to be great!

    Right now I just have a lavender rooster from Greenfire Farms. He is being bred to a black orpington hen from Speckledhen. I have their first babies on the ground now, and out of 4 chicks 3 look to be boys.....[​IMG]



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    They hatched 3-20 and 3-21 2010.
     
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  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:OH MY ! ! ! We will have to work on that now, won't we? [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ashley, so great to see you posting, sweetie! I'm glad one of my black Orp girls will be helping with your project!
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:OH MY ! ! ! We will have to work on that now, won't we? [​IMG]

    We sure do! Care to share? (since you won't share Julie's birds) [​IMG]
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    The one I kept to play around with. I can't decide if I want to go with breeding him to Black Orps (which I have zero of after 2 failed hatches) or to Black Cochins. He's still young and is getting in new tail feathers, so he looks like scraggly right now.

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  8. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here [​IMG] Beautiful birds Kathy and Frog!
     
  9. Lensters

    Lensters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm getting my first Lav Split and Lav Orps this weekend and I'm hoping to learn more about them.

    How do you determine sex of the chicks?

    Do they go broody as often as the Buff Orps?
     
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  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    My DH has requested this thread be shut down [​IMG]


    No lavs...............yet [​IMG]



    I love to look at all of your pictures and live vicariously thru ya'll.
     

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