Wanna See More Orps?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MissPrissy, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    As if this , this and this thread isn't enough I'll show you some of my newest Orpingtons.


    These are some of the babies hatching from Big Red and the buff hens -

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    I have another set of 4 due next week.

    Here are some of the blues hatching this week and last week -

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    Here are a couple that hatched last month

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    I like the dark blue lacing. I am watching these two close to see how they continue to feather out.
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I like the blues! I much prefer the blues to the buffs. Very pretty color.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those are not true buffs. Those are produced by my big flaming red orpington rooster. They will be bred back to him for color in about 5 months. [​IMG] We got us some dark brown orp genes going on. [​IMG]
     
  4. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Do you realize how much orp envy you are causing with these threads. [​IMG]

    I'm really liking the brown/red looking orps.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am sorry. I have worked so hard to get to this point this year. I have put all of energy and most of my money into developing my stock for breeding and raising a flock of pure orps in a range of colors.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I hope I'm still on your list for eggs!! [​IMG]
     
  7. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    They are beautiful Miss P!! We went to the fair this week (twice!) and I was in awe of the blue orps. My friend bought a hen and I am so envious!!!! Told him he should bring her over to visit my buff roo and see what we get.

    I'm sure the pics don't do them justice - they are gorgeous birds!!! Congrats on such beauties!!
     
  8. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very lovely [​IMG]
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Get those BLRW to cranking out eggs, Katy!

    Cindy, you should have bought it first. LOL You never know what you will get when you cross those different colors [​IMG]
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] I was going to work on the coop today since I don't have the baby today....of course I woke up to unforecast rain!!!! Hopefully it'll get out of here by this afternoon. Hubby was going to bale hay so he's even more upset!!
     

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