Muave Orpington chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jjwebb82, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. jjwebb82

    jjwebb82 New Egg

    Mar 20, 2016
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I have been told by someone that muave color English Orpingtons are kind of hard to come by? I am fairly new to having chickens so I don't really know. My wife and I just hatched 18 chicks from our flock and have a few chicks that are a light gray color. We are getting our son into 4-h soon and we are curious what breed of chicken would be best for him to raise and show? We currently have Easter eggers, English Orpingtons, Cochins, and a few speckled Sussex. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I'm not sure what mauve Orps would look like. I wonder if you mean lavender? EE's are not a true breed, so I don't know if they can be shown. I think a showy, docile breed would be best to start with. The only show experience I have had, was with dogs many years ago. Hopefully others will reply to your post and give you good fundamental information.

    The Learning Center would be a great place to start.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Alas, I cannot really offer any advice on breeds (where i live all our chickens are mutts). I'm sure further searching and looking at the Breeds section should help you out. You could even just type "docile breeds" in the search box and see what pops up.

    All the best

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