The IMPORTED ENGLISH Orpington Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by justuschickens59, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    She is still adorable though! Hopefully the patchiness in the lacing will molt out, I swear at this age they look different every single day. But even if it doesn't she's a gorgeous girl. :love
     
  2. Faraday40

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    Thanks. I went back & looked at baby chick pics of "Blizzard." Boy was she awkward! ....But, she grew into a beautiful adult. So there's always hope!
     
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  3. ColtHandorf

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    Well Duchess is back outside as of last night with her saddle and both eyes open. :) She was enjoying the grass and was super chatty yesterday evening while I finished mowing the back yard.
     
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  4. Honora

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    Hi chicken people! I moved to Ireland last August and have been settling in to my new place. I just ordered an incubator and I am getting some English Orpington eggs! Haven't decided if I will get black or blue yet, but I am looking forward to getting chickens again after 8 months chicken-free.
     
  5. Faraday40

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    Welcome. Did you have bantam orps in the past?

    Can't go wrong with either color, so I vote for getting some of BOTH!
     
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    Great to hear.
     
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    Siamese twins?!
     
  8. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    "Siamese twins?!"

    Oh no, that's two different chicks. One apparently is Gold-laced rather than Silver-laced like its parents and the sibling in my hand. :)
     
  9. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    Some update photos of SLEO Guin and her lavender Orp/???? cross flockmate, Drogon.

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    And Drogon. I tried for half an hour to catch the blue and purple and green iridescence (mostly purple) in her feathers. She is unbelievably beautiful to me for a "plain black chicken." No idea who the mom was, just know the dad was a lavender English Orp roo and the broody was an Easter Egger. Kind of hoping she has EE blood for the colored eggs!
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  10. Honora

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    Looks like that's what my source has available right now, so I will be getting both.

    I used to have BBS bantam Orps that I LOVED. They were beautiful, friendly & great moms, too. I will be getting bantams again in the future but right now I have a dog who likes to chase birds, so I am hoping if I get the large fowl that she'll be less likely to see them as prey. Her dad is an actual hunting hound, so I don't know how she will will do with chickens, but we'll see. (Also it's easier to get rid of the extra roosters if they are large).
     
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