Marans/Orpington Cross Chicks--Possible fatal cuteness levels!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninjapoodles, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Here are some pics of my chicks from the Orpington flock, covered by Marans roosters. I LURVE THEM.

    (The one with the greenish/gray legs is Marans/EE)

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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    OH my gooooshhh! I cannot wait for these boogerrrs!!!


    Those first few look exactly like the one chick I got from another breeder Orp x Ameraucana that pretty red head and black body cept no furry legs hehe!! I ended up selling it but I get to watch it grow and I plan to keep some of these orp x marans chicks so I'm curious how much they change as they mature being two halves of a differnet cross.


    Those two yellow ones at the bottm, do you think those took after the orp more than the marans or what? they look so completley different it's interesting!!! I. CANNOT. WAIT. to see mine here!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
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    Mine all turned out different. One is mostly buff and white cuckoo with a grey and white tail, the rest are either spangled or EE patterned.
     
  4. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    The two yellow ones, one has very light feathering on its legs, and the other doesn't. I got lots of chipmunk ones from the Marans/EE cross, and they all have a metallic copper stripe down the middle.

    I have to admit, I'm partial to the little red-faced guys!
     
  5. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my that is super cute! I wonder what they will look like grown? Any predictions?
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I really can't take all this cuteness.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    ahh these pictures make me wanna [​IMG]
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    OH WOW you were NOT kidding! TOO CUTE! I may try this breed when I get some Marans! What color orps did you use?
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:buff [​IMG] i got em too i cannot wait for them! just days!
     
  10. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:Buff Orpingtons. I have NO idea what they'll wind up looking like! One thing that I thought was cool is that I have two that are identical, with the red faces, etc...one is out of a Marans hen by a BO sire, and the other is out of a BO egg by a Marans sire.

    And then I had the yellow ones. The pics might not show it, but their bodies have a reddish fuzz, otherwise I'd think they were purebred Orps.
     

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