Russian Orloff?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Smartin83, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    Yep, looks like a Spangled Russian Orloff pullet to me. They are great little birds.
     
  2. orrpeople

    orrpeople Grading essays - be back soon!

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    Okay, sorry to chime in late, but everyone keeps saying how great Orloffs are - and mine are freaks! They're more skittish than my leghorns! They're pretty, but completly lose their minds when I go in their pen. They live next door to the super-people-friendly Swedish Flower Hens, so it's not something they picked up from the flock. They're still young (9-10 weeks), so maybe they mellow out?
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Mine are the friendliest, most calm pen in the barn. They are constantly underfoot and look up as if to say "Hello. What ya doin? Did you bring me something?"
     
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  4. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    Mine were also very sweet and gentle. I kept them in with the Easter Eggers because my males always died of very freak accidents and I was never able to breed them. But they were lovely birds. I'd love to have some Mahogany Orloffs someday.
     
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  5. orrpeople

    orrpeople Grading essays - be back soon!

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    I'm really hoping they mature into the sweet, social creatures they're supposed to be... for now... well... they're just odd. Maybe it's a language barrier :) I will brush up my Russian and see if that helps!
     
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  6. Aunt Angus

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    I see what you did there! Thanks for the chuckle!
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