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What is this, a new breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Triplecross, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lemon double barreds English Orpington? I saw this ad on Craigslist and haven't heard of it before so I googled and didn't find exactly that, but maybe the seller means lemon cuckoo orps?

    (You can look on Craigslist Michigan in Flint for the ad)

    Are Lemon cuckoo Orps a good egg laying breed?
     
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    They are probably Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons, which are decent layers.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    All Orpington varieties are reasonably good layers that will typically give you 3-4 brown eggs per hen per week. If you want to consistently have more brown eggs per hen per week, then you will need to go with Black or Red Sex Links, Australorps, Production Reds, or Rhode Island Reds.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree with everything the others have said.

    I would only add that I would be hesitant to purchase from someone who does not know how to list the bird correctly....what they have may be truly just a backyard experiment. It could be an off color that a responsible breeder is informing about...but I would ask some questions first to make sure it is an off color (example: Red Barred birds sold instead of listed as Rhodebar because the qualities were inferior preventing autosexing and SOP, which is a true, responsible statement) vs. someone who is trying to make a buck on a color or breed they don't really understand, which usually shows poor breeding skills.

    LofMc
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Lady of MC.
     
  7. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all, they look like pretty birds, I'll ask lots of questions if I decide to buy [​IMG]
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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