The American Orpington Fanciers Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HallFamilyFarm, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    This thread is dedicated to the Orpington fowl bred to the American Standard of Perfection.

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    Here is an early artist idea of what an Orpington should look like.

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    Please post photos of your American type Orpingtons. This thread is for discussion of the American SOP type Orpington only.

    For discussion of the UK type please visit The IMPORTED ENGLISH Orpington Thread



    To purchase a copy of the American Standard of Perfection go to http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/APA_ShoppingMall3.htm
     
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  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Here are some of our Orpingtons.

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    Blue/Splash. We acquired these from Dick Hortsman.

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    Our Splash male is from Superior Farms.

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    Black. We acquired these from Majestic Lane.

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    Our pure Majestic Lane Black Orpington Bantam chicks. Hatched November 2011.

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    Buff. Our Buff Orpingtons are from several sources that acquired theirs from the Brazelton Line.

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    LARGE FOWL:

    Buff. Our Buffs came from Superior Farms. They are Britt, Bacon, Clevenger and Brazelton lines.

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    An American Hatchery Buff Orpington male.

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    Black. Our Blacks are pure Cecil Moore line.

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    Blue. Our Blues are a composite of several lines. We acquired them from a friend. We are now using the Cecil Moore Blacks to improve size and type.

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    Our Self Blue projects. Not APA accepted yet.

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    FROM CROSSROADS:

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    Diane Jackey’s print from Ideal Poultry Farms

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  3. comerspoultry

    comerspoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the invite, Jim. I have alot to learn about this breed
     
  4. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Beautiful birds.
     
  5. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Thank you....and....you are welcome.

    Here is one of my favorite photos of our Orps.

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    These Buff Orpington bantams are so gentle. Nicole is 6 and does almost all the care for them. The other day she was gathering eggs. Every BOB egg is important, as we have sales completed and need to ship. I told her to look everywhere, including inside the roost area. So Nicole enters the pen (4'x4'x4') and starts moving the flock around to see on the ground. I yelled from the porch for her to look inside. So Nicole sticks her head in the door and takes a look around. Not sure what any hens inside thought when this head appears. She sure loves her BOBs! Apparently the BOBs love her!
     
  6. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga. Nice to see you started this thread I like to support both American and English types of Orpingtons. Happy New Year and great success in the coming year. Bill AOPF member and UOC member.
     
  7. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Here is what an Orpington should look like, per the American Standard of Perfection. These were Best of Breed and Reserve of Breed at the 2011 Crossroads of America Joint National. You just can't beat a nice Buff Orpington, bred to the Standard.

    Reserve English, Best of Breed, Best of Variety - Buff Orpington pullet shown by Darlene Nelson.
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    Reserve of Breed, Reserve of Variety - Buff Orpington cockerel shown by Fred Farthing.
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  8. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    heres some white orps (real young pullets and cockerels)about 20 birds in this pen, not all are seen
    soon time to make a few cuts from the group, will give another 3 weeks..

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    some black orps
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  9. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Those Whites are looking good! Just not that many around.
     
  10. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Jim we are having a great time with our lines of whites orps.. lots of keepers in this young group..
     
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