ORPINGTON CHICK

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rwb419595, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. rwb419595

    rwb419595 New Egg

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    hi, my first chick has just hatched from my trio of L/F pure black orpingtons but has come out mostly brown. it is now just over a week old and has started growing its feathers which are also coming through brown. has anyone any idea why it is this colour. no other cockerel can get into the breeding pen.
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have been told this happens in Black breeds of birds. It's called a brown recessive gene, somewhere down the lineage of your blacks someone added a different colored bird to add a trait or type.

    I had this show up twice now in my Blacks from the BBS Orp pen.

    Read this posting it may help.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=127125
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea, but I'll bump you up the list... good luck getting an answer!
     
  4. Margitas

    Margitas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love you orpington chick, you want to sell? i interested
    Thanks
     
  5. Margitas

    Margitas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some black orp roo can have red orp gene.
    i raise orpingtons 2 year now .
    If u want to sell even the eggs i buy .
    Let me know
    thanks
     

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