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So I am wondering....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by yadaguhtoo, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. yadaguhtoo

    yadaguhtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I have 6 Lavender orpingtons (1 roo 5 hens) I really love them and would like to keep them pure so I can possibly sell hatching eggs next spring but I would really like to add a couple EE's or Welsummers just for fun (hens only) Would this be okay or is it considered not proper in the chicken world? I figure if I only have a Lav Orp roo then I will be able to tell which eggs are pure orp or not by color right? Advice?
     
  2. kevs-chickadees

    kevs-chickadees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is a great idea and am thinking of a scenario similar to that also. With those breeds you just mentioned it would be easy to tell the orps apart and if your only going to hatch them just collect the others often and throw them in the fridge.
     
  3. yadaguhtoo

    yadaguhtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you kev-chickadees I was hoping someone would agree:) My feed store is getting one last batch of chicks for the season in tomorrow. I will be there!
     
  4. yadaguhtoo

    yadaguhtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump :) Still curious what others think.
     

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