Orpingtons - My Black and My Red Cockeral

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MissPrissy, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I wanted to show you my first hatch of this year of orpingtons I got as eggs from Tuffoldhen back in February of this year. They are 20 weeks old tomorrow

    Curly was my baby. I helped him hatch and his big ole feet had problems from being stuck in the egg. He wore boots for a few weeks. After a while out in the big world his toes curled up and I couldn't fix them.

    Curly 1 Day

    Curly 20 weeks


    Big Red was a mix baby from a blue orp roo over a buff orp hen. He was born instantly different from any of his hatch mates. Someone has plucked his tail feathers in the last 3 days. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    He stood out like a sore thumb from day 1. Bless his little red headed self. I love him. He graduated to the main laying house and is the flock roo for now. I would like to breed him back to some black hens and see what color develops.

    BigRed 1 Day

    BigRed 20 weeks


    These are the black cockeral and pullet and splash cockeral from the same hatch I plan to keep.

    This is the other Blue in need of a new home


    They are growing well. I am very lucky to have these. I am hoping TOh will give me some more eggs this fall with that same buff hen in the pen with her big blue roo. Flaming Red orps would be fabulous. LOL
  2. lost

    lost Songster

    May 10, 2008
    Their awesome [​IMG] were did you get the boots?
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  3. Holy Schmackeral! Curly is HUGE!!!!! I love the red guy, too. He's a beauty. I'd sure be proud to have a rooster like that in my barn.
  4. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Wow, Curly is a big boy!! All of them are very nice looking:)
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I love how Big Red is turning out. Nice color. That's too bad about Curly's feet. He's so pretty.
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Flaming red I reckon!!..That's one big bird....All those boy's are lookers...Curly sure is Handsome....it really is sad about his feet, he has a nice comb......fooie...

    Here's hoping we have lots of buff eggs!...lol

    That splash cockeral has nice markings...
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    I love Big Red..that color is awesome! [​IMG] They are all handsome boys.

  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Good looking group, MP. I love that you are experimenting with them a little, snubbing your nose at science [​IMG]
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Jody the buff hen Bigred is out of was one of yours I hatched out... [​IMG]
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    OMG... Miss P! What beautiful looking boys you have! [​IMG] Yes, too bad about Curly's toes... is that something that would be passed on, or is it going to keep him from passing on those genes? That would be so sad!
    I wish I could take the Blue... [​IMG]

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