orpington Question

jack bache

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hay i have been breeding chickens for a long time now. And i was wondering is orpingtons are a popular breed because i told some people that i know i was getting some orpingtons and i got given $450 in total from them people.
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i was wondering are they rare or what?????
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HallFamilyFarm

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Jan 25, 2010
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You should be able to get Exhibition Quality Orpingtons at a better price than that. Many of the importers of the English type are charging high prices to recoup their investment. You should expect to pay about $100 to $150 for a good trio of American SOP type Orpingtons.
 

galanie

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Aug 20, 2010
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Just so you know, most people never saw anything but a Buff Orpington. In some places getting any other color is difficult. So they aren't what I'd call rare, but good ones can be pretty hard to come by sometimes.
 

aoxa

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Aug 8, 2011
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Wow.. We don't sell exhibition chickens around here that are that price. The most I ever paid for one was $20.00. I have never bought from a hatchery, all breeders. My BUFF Orpington is SQ and I only paid $15 for her.
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sonew123

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Mar 16, 2009
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What? Is this serious? What types did you have?

Im sorry I didn't realize you were in another country...it makes sense now with the $ they are offering you for them..
 

Illia

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Oct 19, 2009
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What? Is this serious? What types did you have?

Im sorry I didn't realize you were in another country...it makes sense now with the $ they are offering you for them..

That makes sense.


Other countries have a lot of rare colored Orps that are $$ because they're such rare colors, but the colors are getting less and less rare each year. Such includes Crele, Jubilee, Mottled, Gold Laced, Chocolate, and good quality Lavender.
 

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