Looking for Opringlorps.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BackyardBirds720, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. BackyardBirds720

    BackyardBirds720 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking to either purchase some orpinglorps - or just breed them myself.

    Buff Orpington Rooster vs. Australorp Hens.

    I had some - but a dog that someone in my family got killed all my chickens. [​IMG] And my house burnt down... so we are starting over. We still have our three horses!

    Good to be back here with y'all!
     
  2. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    Wow that's a tough time. Good luck!
     
  3. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 [​IMG]

    Do you have any pictures of them?
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a new one to me. Does it result in sex-linked chicks?
     
  5. BackyardBirds720

    BackyardBirds720 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are cool! Now I want one too. I have a BO and an BA, but both females.
     
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  7. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are beautiful!!! Sorry about losing all your lovely chickens and the house. [​IMG] Glad the horses are ok!
     
  8. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Interesting. An Australorp is already an "orpington" (Australian Black Orpingtons (Austral-orp) or Australian Utility Black Orpingtons), so what you are breeding is an orpington Australorpington? Is there more advantage to this cross breeding than looks? What qualities did each breed bring to the mix that made you want to keep breeding flocks of them?

    I am interested because I already have a small flock of Australorps, and the third week in July I will be getting my first buff orpingtons (along with barred rocks and speckled Sussex).
     
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  9. BackyardBirds720

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    Quote:They had the terment of my Buff Orpingtons, but were hardy in the heat like my Australorps. That, and for the beautiful lacing.
     

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