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Mystery orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Moxieleigh, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Moxieleigh

    Moxieleigh New Egg

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    I have black and lavender Orpington. This roo came as a lavender. He has a 3 part comb, the 2 outside parts are slightly smaller than the main.
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    "Black and Lavender" is genetically impossible. He is a Splash. His poor comb may just be due to a lack of care in breeding.
     
  3. Moxieleigh

    Moxieleigh New Egg

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    Sorry, I bought black chickens and lavender chickens, both orpingtons. The comb is lovely. Certainly does not look malformed, just very fancy. A regular high middle comb with a secondary on either side just slightly smaller[​IMG]
     
  4. Moxieleigh

    Moxieleigh New Egg

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    Are splashes larger than blacks or lavender, he looks bulkier.
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I meant the comb was incorrect from an exhibition standpoint. Unless you're showing him you're welcome to call it fancy all day long - doesn't make a difference in the backyard.

    No, Splashes are not necessarily larger than other varieties. It's likely an individual difference.
     
  6. Moxieleigh

    Moxieleigh New Egg

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    Well as I managed to buy blacks that turned out to be all roosters, I guess he'll be part of my cull harvest. So blacks are black with single comb. Green sheen. What else makes them good. I have one black hen, she is English. So I want her with the best rooster I have.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    splash
     

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