POLL: Wyandottes or Orpingtons? Why?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyd2008, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Blue Wyandotte

    0 vote(s)
  2. Blue Orpington

    0 vote(s)
  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I'm considering getting another breed of LF and I can't decide between blue Orpingtons or blue Wyandottes. I like Orpingtons because of the straight-comb--they can be sexed earlier--but I kind of like wyandottes too.

    So which would you rather have and why?
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2011
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I'm a fan or Orpingtons & Wyandottes, but the Blue Orps are just more appealing to me. I like Single combs much better than Pea combs. Both are pretty birds! [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    orp.... straight comb is better in the HEAT.
  4. Framac

    Framac Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    New Berlin
    Ummmm both????

    I like the Orps, got 18 of them. and 5 Wyandottes.
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Orpingtons seem fluffier and more elegant and the Prince of Wales has a flock of Buffs so you know Orps are the way to go [​IMG] even though I don't have any and never have had any...
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've had both and they are equally nice breeds. I still have my orps but sold that color of wyandotte when I was downsizing. My orps as a rule are better layers than my blue wyandottes were.
  7. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
    orps just like the single combs better their coloring to me is richer & more appealing just my opinion
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    I'd want the Wyandotte only because I always want what I don't have. The Orpington should lay better and it's what we have. Quiet and super docile.
  9. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2010
    Sweet Home, OR
    I've seen lots of both at shows, and we have blue Orps. Of the blue variety, I think I'd go with the Orpingtons. Our Orps are just total sweeties - even the roosters you just go in there and pick them up (or heave them up I should say) and they will talk chickie to you while you carry them around the yard.

    However, I'm getting some partridge bantam Wyandottes because they are just too beautiful to live without [​IMG]
  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    I like wyandottes better because there are more colors. But that's because I'm a sucker for interesting colors! Both are nice breeds, though. And seeing as you're going for blue either way... Hmmm, I still think I like the wyandottes better. I like their body shape, and they seem a bit less "plain" to me for some reason.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2011

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