The Imported English Jubilee Orpington Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cherylcohen, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    We are now breeding these amazing gentle giants. The flock we have is from 3 unrelated breeding pairs from Greenfire Farms. They are wonderful! We have both Diamond and standard Jubilee colors

    Information I gathered from UK websites....
    The Jubilee was created to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. It is a bit of a mystery as to exactly what breeds were used to create it, but it is believed to be a descendant of the speckled sussex, and some say the buff orpington.
    The feather pattern which makes the Jubilee, is a very complex color, and maturing birds can take up to 18 months to be 'finished'. The shaft should be a dark mahogany with a clear black band, finished with a white tip, or 'pearl' at the end.
    There are two different types of the color variation, a darker mahogany ground color which is the traditional Jubilee kind, and a lighter more 'ginger' or buff ground color known as the Diamond Jubilee


    Here are a few pictures of the parent stock from Greenfire Farms.

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  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Oh, how I love the jubilee orps!
     
  3. chickenlovefever

    chickenlovefever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, Lucky, I have been just wanting one for a long time.... I love orpingtons, my favorite breed.... I am going to order some Lav orps next spring, from malapinefarm. Don't have any orps yet, but I am obsessed with my friends BOs!
     
  4. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Just received my 2nd trio of jubilees! OMG they all look so cute together. However they are going through their awkward teenager stage. Pretty funny most breeds when they go through this phase are still feathering in and gaining girth. Well these are basically round balls of fluff!

    Can't wait till they really blossom. This breed is a slow maturer 7-8 months for eggs maybe...and they don't really "finish" and come into their glory till about 18 months.
     
  5. FourPawz

    FourPawz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're sure beautiful, Cheryl. I love the fact that we're getting to see more colors of Orpington in the US.
     
  6. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Me TOO!!! very excited over here!


    You know I'm also getting Partridge Orpingtons next year!
     
  7. FourPawz

    FourPawz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I look forward to seeing those. I've got BBS, and I love them, but it's neat seeing the different varieties.
     
  8. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful and gorgeous! I'd like to ask if you sell chicks and hatching eggs?
     
  9. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Awww aren't they cuties!!! Very cool! [​IMG]
     
  10. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Quote:The flock is still young and should begin selling chicks come January/February. If you'd like to be on the waiting list, please PM me with your name, address, email and phone

    Thanks for your interest. They are so fun to watch wattling around the yard, even at such a young age!
     

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