My russians are here!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by flowerchild59, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL
    I have always wanted to get some Russian orloffs and was able to pick up three on an auction. They are friendly and inquisitive and I really, really like them. I am still keeping a mixed layer flock (without a rooster) for a pretty egg basket that will have cream legbars, one or two leghorns and EE's and a few marans and mixes. (about 8 in all). I want to breed the RO's and have chicks coming from a good source.
    I hate to say that the heritage RIR's that I had did nothing for me. I thought they were a bit boring.
    I have always wanted something with a beard and mottling/spangling so I am happy with these. I think I found what is going to interest me. And the orloff club is very nice on line and helpful too.

  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    I have a couple of hatchery quality Russian Orloffs hens in my mixed flock. They are a fun breed. I think it is also interesting that they sound different than my other breeds.

    Here is Natasha when she was about 4 months old.


    And Natasha at 2 years old.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Beautiful. It's a breed that has appealed to me as well.
  4. Feathyr

    Feathyr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2014
    What lovely birds! I'd like to own them myself, but I have my hands full with other breeds at the moment.

    ...I wonder, are their eggs like nesting dolls? Open one, find another, and so on? [​IMG]
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Wow, very pretty! Good luck!

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