For those that have not seen my other post. I have been working on a Golden Laced, and Silver Laced Orpington Project. This project is in beginning stages and as such the pictures of the birds will have things about them that are not "standard" for the orpington breed. I only am posting so others that have interest can share my experience and make helpful suggestions. This first picture is one of the recently hatched golden orpington chicks This picture is of a different chick in the same hatch And now with them together As you can see they are quite different in coloration. The darker chick was from the dark project hen I posted pictures of earlier. The lighter chick is from a hen from the same original orpington/barnevelder cross but colored light brown with no lacing. You can see the darker chick has the slate colored legs and the other has yellow. Both hens are in with Buff Orpington Rooster which is the father of chicks. The following pictures are of my "I don't know how I got these silver colored orpingtons" I put these birds into their breeding pen yesterday. I added the two black orpington hens today. The rooster has a pretty weird comb and is kind of light weight but he is still only about 8 months. I will keep you posted. He got two of my nicest black orpington hens so I hope that will improve his faults. Now these pictures are more for Miss Prissy. This rooster is from my cross of blue orpington and buff orpington. He is still in rooster pen and recently got in fight so he a little beat up. I just could not bring myself to cull him but still not sure what I am going to do with him. UPDATE INFORMATION: Here's the new pictures of the Golden Laced Rooster and his first chick. If the colors and lacing hold true in the chicks, we may start offering some next year. The Silver Laced project is going very slowly as the hens are not great layers although we do have a few chicks growing out. The rooster with the Lemon Blue coloration has been put in a breeding pen with two lovely Blue Orpington hens and four Buff Orpington hens and we are just starting to hatch those chicks. We are hoping his colors will show up in the chicks. We are calling these our Lemon Blue Orpington project.