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Russian Orloff Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WhiteLeghorn2, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Elizabethy27

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    Here is a picture of one of our Spangled Russian Orloff Rooster, the other roo is mahogany, he is honestly one of the most devoted to his hens, he even sleeps close with them and sometimes lays down with them while the lay. He has never been aggressive towards adults but when he was younger he did flog my toddler a time or two. He seems to have grown out of it and hasn't ever done it again. We have two hens who only stay with the Russian Orloff rooster. They aren't great layers, their production really slacks off after they turn over a year old and they don't lay large eggs. However they are good forages, cold hardy, friendly and inquisitive, they stick around home and mind fences, they also do not eat he amount of feed other breeds do.They do make some very interesting and amusing sounds for chickens though, my daughter calls them seagull eagles because they can make these odd calls that sound like a combination of both birds screeching at once We kept the breed around because we found crossing them with some of the heavier breeds makes some nice sized, fast growing and very ranging butcher birds. One of his offspring was a cross between him and a light Brahma, it has his exact body shape and size but with the coloring of a light Brahma and feathered legs. We kept him around because he was just too cool to put in the freezer. We got our's from Privett Hatchery but they no longer sell them. Oddly enough we picked these chickens for my parents as a sort of a joke as my maiden name is Ortloff.

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  2. Rekon

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    He's beautiful! We have a pair of hens and would love to get a rooster for them. They're intelligent, beautiful, and eat some of the less pleasant bugs in our yard, so we're huge fans. Unfortunately, we're in Southern California, so we are concerned about the summer heat.
     
  3. Rekon

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    Exciting news (for us, anyway)! We found a rooster and hen for sale, and soon we'll have 4 Spangled Orloffs... and more, hopefully, once they breed. We are setting up a sheltered coop in a well-shaded spot in the backyard for them, and they'll have the backyard and the archery range to forage in, so they'll have plenty of bugs and greens.

    Does anyone here have black Orloffs?
     
  4. Table4Six

    Table4Six Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful rooster!!!
     
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  5. Table4Six

    Table4Six Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken that WhiteLeghorn2 posted on page one is a rooster.:)
     
  6. Rekon

    Rekon Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you... he is very pretty!
     
  7. Rekon

    Rekon Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, now we have the rooster and hen we ordered, so our Orloff flock is up to 4. :) They share their coop with 2 Seramas, a bantam White Faced Black Spanish, a black Silkie, and an injured young Orpington (because even the Silkies and Polish picked on her). Everyone seems to be getting along well.
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  8. micheleag2010

    micheleag2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Could someone post a good picture of their Rooster Orloff's Comb? I'm trying to compare it to a Roo I have. Someone suggested they might be Russian Orloffs?
    The picture below is them at 16 weeks.
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  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are not russian orloffs. A russian Orloff rooster should look like this

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    Really the only exception is some have a lot more white than others.

    Your roosters have head tufts, have incorrect leg color, incorrect comb (or at least the first one does), just to list a few things.

    They are mixed breeds. Definately mixed with some crested breed, maybe polish or maybe a crevecoeur.
     
  10. brian-orloffs

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    They should have yellow beaks and legs.
     

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