My "Rainbow" Colored Orpingtons.... Attn: Tadkerson

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tony, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics one and two are same roo. Black,white and buffish colored.
    Pic three is Blue,white,some black and buff roo.
    Pic four is Red and black Roo.
    Pic five is Red/black pullet.
    Pic six is black/buff pullet
    Pic seven is a polka dot pullet (was supposed to be splash, I dunno. lol)
    Pics 8,9 and 10 are from my first hatch back in march. Both roos. Both came from a half blue orp(roo) and half sex-link hen of some type.
    Birds 1-7 are pure Orpingtons, no other breeds what-so-ever.
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  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    WOW! What were the parents?
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Wow...very nice. I especially love that little #7 girl and that #10 roo.
     
  4. sweetcorn

    sweetcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are gorgeous !
     
  5. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW those are some beauties, nice in every way...did you plan on that??? Not beginner's luck there;)
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Photo #6 the black and white mottling(??) has heart shapes in it. What 2 orps did you breed?

    Are these large fowl or bantam orpingtons?
     
  7. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're right MissPrissy, and since I collect heart shaped rocks, I think Tony should send her up here to Alaska!
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Man the one with the heart shaped feathers is nice. I want to know the cross too. Very pretty birds.
     
  9. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    love your birds. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone for the awesome compliments, I appreciate it.
    Now for my secret. These birds came from blue orp roo`s with 2 buffs and a black hen.
    Thats it, that is my secret. no fine print, no hidden anythings. lol
    I purchased the 2 buff hens last spring from a woman who responded to an ad I had put out looking for orpington hens for my blue roo`s. I do not know their backround, so whatever little color genes they might or not be hiding is a mystery to me. My first blue roo and the black hen came from G*rd*e.(most know who he is). And the other blue roo I received from Miss Sue (BYC member). Again, I do not know HIS backround except that he was healthy and obviously well cared for by her.
    That being said, were these colors planned? Absolutely not! I was just as surprised as the rest of you.
    The 8 and 9 (same bird) and 10 roos are from the blues roo mixed with sex-link hens.
    My guess is that they have rhode island red and something else mixed in because of the hens. They do however have white legs. And the whiteish splashish roo is a really shiny silver in the sunlight. This post is getting long, so I will end it here for now. Any other questions? I`d be more than happy to write some more about these rainbow birds.

    These ARE all large fowl.
     
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