The BANTAM ORPINGTON Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HenThymes, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    We have the Orpington thread, the English Orpington thread, the Lavender Orpington thread so I figured I would see what is out there in the way of Bantam Orpingtons. [​IMG] I hear a few people talk about them but really don't see many pictures or discussions on them. I would love to hear from fellow bantam orp peeps. I really enjoy mine and actually prefer them to LF orps even though I do own both. Here are a couple of pictures of my black and splash. Have the incubator going with some blues and blacks due on the 14th, looking for some nice stock to show next year. [​IMG] I hope more will join in on this thread!

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  2. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Nice looking orps, I got a pair of buffs from Doug Akers at the Ohio National show. They arent laying but they are young and it is cold so im just waiting impatiently. LOL
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  3. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Very nice OSUman! I hope to add some buffs down the road. Right now I just have blacks and the one splash rooster. So I put one of black hens with the splash to create some blues and am creating more blacks from my black pen as well. Have a few projects too! [​IMG]
     
  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Im thinking about getting some of all of the different colors of bantam orps. I really like the ones that I currently have.
     
  5. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    I think down the road I would like to too, expect here in NC we have a pretty red dirt clay, not sure how good it will look on whites. [​IMG] I have some nice stock but my goal is to make some improvements and show them next year. I have yet to see any shown here.
     
  6. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Yea i have white leghorn bantams and I have decided not to let them outside in the mud because they got all dirty on their back from the rooster. I keep them on shavings which works fine as long as they cant get to any dirt underneath the shavings LOL. Where did you get yours from?
     
  7. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    They came from a fellow UOC member in MO who lost the rest stock to predators this year. [​IMG]
     
  8. Majestic Lane Poultry

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    I have blues and blacks. Only black boys so no hope of splash chicks. One of my boys has won BB several times. A blue pullet of mine won RB this year. After the first of the year, I will join the UOC as I show both bantam and LF. Hopefully, I will be able to really add to my #'s next year. They are clearly my favorite!
     
  9. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:Pictures!?! [​IMG]
     
  10. Majestic Lane Poultry

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    They're on my work computer. Hopefully, Monday.
     

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