Orpingtons!! All colors!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CarsonOrps, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. CarsonOrps

    CarsonOrps Chirping

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    Hello all! I wanted to start a thread to were all of us could sit and talk about the breed of orpingtons and colors or colours of the orps and their genetics!!

    What I have/breed:
    Black English Orpingtons-
    2 Roos
    1 hen

    Red English Orpingtons:
    2 Roos
    1 hen

    Blue English Orpingtons
    0 Roos
    2 hens

    American buffs
    0 Roos
    2 hens

    I am working on a (Blue Laced Red Orpington) until my Black English Orp Roos mature then I'm gonna work hard to expand my (Blue & Black Orp flocks) and I'm working hard to expand my (Red English Orp flock) and I'm gonna get rid of one of my red roos and my American buffs!! Then I'll be working to expand my color diversity and gene pools!! I'm working hard to get a flock of Mottled orps going!!!
     
  2. chickenmad129

    chickenmad129 In the Brooder

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    Hi there!
    I have two bantam orpintons and they are such brilliant chickens! It took me quite along time to tame them but they are really friendly birds! If anyone is going into chickens keeping i highly recommend them!
     
  3. CarsonOrps

    CarsonOrps Chirping

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    Nice to meet you!! Do you have pictures?

    Here are mine!

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    Here are my first ever born chicks!! They were hatched by someone els!
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  4. Heron's Nest Farm

    Heron's Nest Farm Songster

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    I'm in!

    I have:
    Chocolates
    1 roo
    2 hens
    (these are successfully hatching!)

    Gold Laced
    1 just hatched
    2 in bator
    4 more eggs for next hatch

    Silver Laced
    3 chicks from one breeder to pick up in early may
    2 chicks from another breeder arriving in early may

    Spangled
    currently hatching and 5 eggs for next hatch

    Buffs
    2 hens

    Lemon LAced
    These are a diluted project. I bought 10 eggs that go in Wednesday
    This breeder gave me 2 lavender over Gold laced eggs. I have no idea what this pair of recessive genes will turn out. I am very interested in the Dun gene and working with it to create new colors!

    Lavender
    6 eggs go in Wednesday

    Blue/Silver
    These are project eggs I purchased that go in Wednesday

    Eggs ON ORDER
    Lemon Cuckoo
    Blue cuckoo (super excited to have these for breeding!)

    As you can see I am just getting started in these projects. My Blue roo died suddenly last year as I was about to breed him, BUT I am not buying blues for some time and focusing on current projects, especially Silvers and chocolates with their variations.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015

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