Lavender Orpington Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OrpieLover31, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Coupe

    Coupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a lav, but just as cute!! my one and only silver spangled hamburg chick!!
     
  2. OrpieLover31

    OrpieLover31 Overrun With Chickens

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    Awww!
     
  3. Coupe

    Coupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was a SSH egg..but now im not so sure...could be a silver laced wyandotte..lol should of marked the eggs!!! Lmao
     
  4. OrpieLover31

    OrpieLover31 Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol!
     
  5. Island Chick

    Island Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am looking at getting around 2-5 lavender (and/or blue) orpington chicks sooner rather than later is possible and had several questions. My main one is if anyone else has noticed if the males tend to feather out slower/differently on their wings than pullets? I noticed with my 6 BOs that when I picked out chicks about 3-5 days old with longer wing feathers (three layers) vs the chicks with stubby wings and only two layers of feathers that my gender guesses are 100%. Now these were all hatchery stock so I'm sure that helped. I also noticed the bin of sex links, pullets had the three layers and roos had the stubby wings as well.

    Long story short is it just a hit or miss with breeder chicks vs the hatchery stock? Trying to set myself up for success. I am not opposed to having a rooster at all, but would like at least 2 hens and prefer to get them when they are fairly young.

    And does anyone on here know any breeders in the Seattle or Tacoma area they might recommend? I found some leads on craigslist that may be worth a call but word of mouth means a lot to me so figured I would ask here first. Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  6. OrpieLover31

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    I noticed that males feather out a little slower then the females... but thats not the best way to tell if you have a male or female! Its just hit or miss on those sort of stuff! And you know what!? I got my lavenders from Seattle! They have the best Lavender EVER! They are so gorgeous! I even got to see the parents! I will look for them on Craigslist for you! I think I saw one of their adds on there a little while back!
     
  7. Island Chick

    Island Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much, how do you try to sex orp chicks? So far besides vent sexing this is the only thing I've figured out. Once they're about 4-5 weeks its always been pretty obvious who my Roos were based off their combs. I just found it interesting that for me it seemed pulled had long pointy wings and roos had short stubby ones early on.
     
  8. OrpieLover31

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    You can always look at the shape of there head and how thick there legs are, and at a young age my roosters always developed there comb and waddles early!
     
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  10. Island Chick

    Island Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely. Going to puyallup to look at some on Wednesday hopefully.
     

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