Show me your Lavender Orpingtons

ColtHandorf

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Yeah, both of them are cockerels. I just had a friend purchase two Lavender pullets and when she sent me pictures I told her quick, fast, and in a hurry they were cockerels. She paid $60.00 for them. The breeder insists they are pullets and if they aren't what she wanted then she can just re-sell them. Like who in their right mind would pay $60 for a Lavender Orpington cockerel that isn't even well-bred. I can't even get $50 for my Silver-laced adult roosters.
 
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MamaSug

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Yeah, both of them are cockerels. I just had a friend purchase two Lavender pullets and when she sent me pictures I told her quick, fast, and in a hurry they were cockerels. She paid $60.00 for them. The breeder insists they are pullets and if they aren't what she wanted then she can just re-sell them. Like who in their right might would pay $60 for a Lavender Orpington cockerel that isn't even well-bred. I can't even get $50 for my Silver-laced adult roosters.
Oh jeez!
 

Overo Mare

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Yeah, both of them are cockerels. I just had a friend purchase two Lavender pullets and when she sent me pictures I told her quick, fast, and in a hurry they were cockerels. She paid $60.00 for them. The breeder insists they are pullets and if they aren't what she wanted then she can just re-sell them. Like who in their right mind would pay $60 for a Lavender Orpington cockerel that isn't even well-bred. I can't even get $50 for my Silver-laced adult roosters.
I'd be BIG mad.
 

ColtHandorf

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I'd be BIG mad.
Me too. Of course I wouldn't have bought them in the first place. I've been in chickens way too long to have someone pull one over on me like that. Plus I find since the public at large has gotten access to Lavender Orpingtons and are breeding them indiscriminately to produce *ULTRA RARE* Lavandar OrFingTOns!!! or whatever mess they are labeling them on ebay or Craigslist, the quality of the birds are terrible and I just outright won't own them. There are some really nice English bloodlines around, but they are harder to find.
 

Overo Mare

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Me too. Of course I wouldn't have bought them in the first place. I've been in chickens way too long to have someone pull one over on me like that. Plus I find since the public at large has gotten access to Lavender Orpingtons and are breeding them indiscriminately to produce *ULTRA RARE* Lavandar OrFingTOns!!! or whatever mess they are labeling them on ebay or Craigslist, the quality of the birds are terrible and I just outright won't own them. There are some really nice English bloodlines around, but they are harder to find.
Amen to that.
 

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