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Rate the Orpington!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by austrolover1, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am doing a project including chickens, so i was going to ask about some things about different chickens. If you wouldn't mind, would you rate the Orpington (1-10 worst to best). When you do rate this think about their egg production, broodiness, etc. Also please tell why you chose the number you chose! Thanks a million!!!!!
     
  2. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    I live on the coast of California and have a small flock of hens. We started with six different breeds. The buff Orpington was my favorite. A good layer and so sweet and tame. Loved to sit in our laps. She did have issue with eggs breaking inside her and I often had to be treated for the problem. She lived to be about 5. I have another now, she has had no health problems in 3 years. She is also the tamest of the three.
    Hope this helps. You can read about Daisy, our buff, on the websites below.[​IMG]
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I would personally rate Orpingtons about an 8 as they are very cold hardy, beautiful, friendly and gentle (great lap pets), and good layers of brown eggs. The only reasons that I wouldn't rate them a 10 is they are not as heat hardy nor as good at laying as Australorps for example.
     
  4. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick feedback! I forgot to mention I need at least ten ratings befor I average it out. So any more numbers would be great!!!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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