My 2nd Pen of Blue/Black/Splash Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MissPrissy, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I shook up the orpington tree in my barn yesterday. Moved around alot of birds, culled a ton of extra cockerals and sifted through the hatchlings from Mosby and tried to decide who to keep and who to let go.

    Here are some of my keeper choices. These are all sired by Mosby.

    These little splashes think they are ducks. Don't look at their dirty feathers. They were playing in the muck and mess from having gotten into a waterer.

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    3 blues and 2 blacks

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    I can't wait for these girls to start laying!

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    Son of Mosby. I haven't come up with a name for him yet.

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    He has had the prettiest feathering of all the cockerals I have hatched so far.

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    The super dark cockerals are not nearly ad pretty as the cockerals with the lighter feathering. I hatched 2 black cockerals from Mosby and a splash. So far my girls are running very high in the production of pullets! Woot!

    I have 3 more gorgeous little blue pullets but I forgot to photograph their pen when I was cleaning out and working in the barn yesterday.
     
  2. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds Miss P. [​IMG]
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Very beautiful! I love the pic of the Son of Mosby. Look at all that black feathering over the blue. Will you have hatching eggs in the spring?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I will have eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Very pretty blues.
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Right on! I'm an Orp junkie.
     
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Nice pics thanks for sharing [​IMG]
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Gotta love those Orps! I like Mosbys boy!
     
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aaaawww! They are so pretty...
    I can't wait to get my eggs!!
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Aw, they are so perty! I love Mosby's son...what a shine he has and such beautiful plumage. [​IMG]
     

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