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Standard or Heavy Breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Homegroanacres, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

    Apr 10, 2008
    Salem, Oregon
    Is there a differance in size among the Orpington chickens?

    I see some listed as Heavy and others as Standard or is that one
    in the same.

    Edited to respell!

    Nothing more funny than getting egg on my face, with stupid mistakes:lol:

    While I am redoing this,

    Would the choice be, better to buy from show stock in the Blue\\Black\\Lavander
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Heavy and Standard are the same thing.

    They are just making a differentation between standard and bantam.
  3. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Joshua, Tx
    Standard and heavy are virtually the same. What you need to watch for is the bantam version.

    I raise the heavy (standard version) which weighs about 6 - 8 lbs.

    The bantam look virtually the same but a smaller in weight. Perhaps someone might be able to provide a accurate weight for the bantams.
  4. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Well.....from what I've been reading, I don't think that's quite true.

    First you have standard and bantam.

    THEN, standard is broken down into heavy and light.

    Orpington -- heavy (standard)

    Ancona -- light (standard)

    And so on.

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