Lavender Orpingtons

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kountrybaby1911, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. kountrybaby1911

    kountrybaby1911 New Egg

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    Hi, need help. Any way of proving that they are English or American lavender orpingtons [​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    English Orpingtons look like walking beach balls. Your's aren't even close to the English body type.
     
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  3. microchick

    microchick Overrun With Chickens

    Still very pretty birds.
     
  4. kountrybaby1911

    kountrybaby1911 New Egg

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    So they are American? Thanks
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They are nice birds. But they aren't even close to being show quality. Lavender is still a project color, and a lot of Lavender Orpingtons in the U.S. are pretty poor examples of the Orpington breed, at this point. Your's are no exception. Their build isn't right, even for 'American'. The tails are much too 'pinched', and your rooster has a lot of gold through him. They are not breeding quality.
     
  6. kountrybaby1911

    kountrybaby1911 New Egg

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    Aw shucks. Thank you for your help
     
  7. oldhen2345

    oldhen2345 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just dying for a beautiful lavender orpington. Well, I ordered one from a reputable breeder- it was beautiful, darker grey, looked very lavender in the shade. Turned out to be a rooster. :( Well, I got a 8 week old from another breeder (the first one didn't have started lavenders). My hundred dollar chicken (cost + shipping + box) is a very light grey, almost off white, that doesn't really show lavender of any kind in any light. I still love the grey chicken- it is a pullet - but is there any chance that as she gets older, she will show more lavender? She is 17 weeks now.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with junebuggena
     

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