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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Still very pretty birds.
     
  4. kountrybaby1911

    kountrybaby1911 New Egg

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    So they are American? Thanks
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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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
     

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