Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blueoval1, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I am wanting to breed blue and black orpingtons. But i was also wondering about adding whites to the mix what color would the offspring be if i kept them all in the same pen. thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Blue orpingtons can hatch - blue, black or splash.

    White orpingtons can be dominant white, recessive white, or a combination of both. White hides color.

    You will get a jumbled mix of color, some blue, some black, some splash and white will have some color bleeding through.

    As hard as good whites are to come by you should consider a white breeding pen separated from the blue/black/splash pen.

    If youmix them up they will all be orpingtons but non-standard colors. They won't be pure colors and alot of people will be angry if they by a white looking orpington and it throws colors and ruins their breeding hatches.
     
  3. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you that helps alot.[​IMG] Im new here and trying to learn all i can. I was wondering if you sold your orpingtons.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I sell eggs. I have a waiting list right now.
     
  5. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great,[​IMG] what are the prices. and how long is the list
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    PM me.
     
  7. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are getting good advice from MissPrissy. She knows her stuff. [​IMG]
     

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