looking for goldlaced orpingtons - GA

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  1. BrambleCreekFarm

    BrambleCreekFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all
    looking for some goldlaced orpingtons, will take eggs or chicks.
    have buffs and would love to add some exotic coloring.
    email with prices. Thanks!
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have some bad news. There may be no Gold Orphinghtions in the USA! We have a very limited color selection of orphinghitions compared to europeans. Their may be a few breeders in the US but they have very limited numbers of birds.

    Good Luck,
    Henry
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm afraid that Henry is correct. Someone may have a secret project here in the U.S., but to my knowledge, there are no Gold Laced Orpingtons available in the United States.
     
  4. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    I do have my Buff orpingtons roos in with my Wyadottes hens. Is that how you make that color??
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Take a look at this thread about that very thing.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=20280

    Here's one post that condenses it a bit by chook in eire:

    Gold-laced Orpingtons were bred in Germany from Buff and Black Orpingtons and double-laced Barnevelders.
    The originals varied a lot in the ground colour (not surprising given the mix of brown e^b from the Barnies and e^wh from the Buffs plus the red diluter Di) and the lacing was often unclear and mossy.
    Eventually the standard was set to a cinnamon ground colour and Blacks were crossed in again which apparently much improved the clarity of lacing.

    That's all I know (from the German Orpington Club Centenary book).

    Single lacing requires Melanotic Ml and the Pattern gene Pg, both coming from the Barnevelder, and Columbia Co, which must have come from the Buff Orpington, on a brown e^b or wheaten e^wh background.​
     
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  6. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    What she said. [​IMG]
     
  7. BrambleCreekFarm

    BrambleCreekFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    well darn! loved the look of them ! maybe crossing splash and buff??
    thanks all for the info!
     
  8. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I have a single comb SLW roo.He's much bigger now, that picture is about 4 months old.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    There's a real good chance he produced this chick that I hatched 8 weeks ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I'm not sure what this cross is but with the yellow legs and single comb I think it is a SLW x Partridge Rock.
     

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