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Orpington Contest!! - ends 25/2/16

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by Beth77, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. BroodyChik

    BroodyChik New Egg

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    Thanks!
    We raised 120 chicks from him and 14 hens. Momma hens 50 & "bator" 70.

    Seeing some good-lookin' fluffy butts here! :) :) :) :)
     
  2. morbius18

    morbius18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been crossing Buff Orpingtons with Golden Cuckoo Marans in order to create a golden cuckoo orpington. This hen turned out perfect for what I was attempting. So she's a cross, but still an orp.

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    This is her with her father:
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  3. gotro17

    gotro17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!!! Incredible!!!
     
  4. morbius18

    morbius18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just have to work on the leg feathering, which is against the sop.
     
  5. nanasacres

    nanasacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is beautiful just as she is to me. I understand you are aiming for the cuckoo buff Orpington.[​IMG][​IMG] I happen to like feathered feet, but worry about diseases in rainy, hot climates. What are your thoughts?
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

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    Pure English Silver Laced Orpington Rooster
    "Skip" Keith Orpington, England bloodline
    Skip is very gentle and friendly and loves to be the
    center of attention. He also enjoys wading in pools of water in
    our back yard, and sleeps among the sheep as if he was one!
     
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  7. nanasacres

    nanasacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marvelously Handsome! I can imagine all the work that went into that bird. [​IMG]
     
  8. morbius18

    morbius18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard about feathered shanks and disease, it's the same as feathered bodies. Hers are really lightly feathered:
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  9. nanasacres

    nanasacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I was thinking of mites and feces hiding in the feathered area.
     
  10. morbius18

    morbius18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I provide DE in their dust bathing spots in the summer. We've had a really wet winter here, an I haven't had any issues with mud or poo. Mine are on 1/3 acre run though, so no mud pit small run either.
     
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