White Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SamG347, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Anyone have these? Can you describe them to me as far as temperment and egg laying? And also pics would be great!
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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2008
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I got four White Orpington chicks from McMurray and they are very similar in built and temperment as the Buff orpingtons.

    Someone in here has some White Orpingtons.
     
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    I have one pullet from McMurray and she is very similar to the Buff's but mine is just a little smaller in size.They large a fairly large brown egg.
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Thanks guys! Im getting the following from Mcmurray
    2 Black Australorps
    2 Red Sexlinks
    2 White Orpingtons

    Should be some good additions to my laying flock.
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  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    You better order more than two for any unexpected losses. I lost one Orp but it was my fault for not seeing it outside of the brooder...she escaped it and didnt find her until the next morning.[​IMG]
     
  6. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EweSheep suggests:
    You better order more than two for any unexpected losses.

    To all that read this forum: This is by far the best advice anyone could pass on to you.

    All of the "experts" i.e. universities, breeders, etc. suggest to order and or purchase 5 - 10 percent extra. This is probably the most common mistake made by not allowing for losses. After all, this is not a perfect world we live in, and losses are inevitable. Losses occurr in all animal species as well as human beings. It is by far less stressful to deal with an extra chick or two as opposed to losing.

    Please do yourselves a favor and order an extra or two and please prepare yourself mentally for the possibility of a loss.
     
  7. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Edited to add:
    The white orps will probably become you favorites among the breeds you selected. They are fine birds and make wonderful pets.
     
  8. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    So you guys would recomend getting at least 1 extra of each breed?
    And I have a buff orp and like her a lot! Just wanted some more orps!
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  9. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not specifically one extra for each breed. So if you like orps and want more of them then it would be wise to order extra orps.
     
  10. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    i ordered black australorps and white orpingtons from mcmurray

    fabulous friendly birds

    if i had to choose, and i wont, i prefer the australorps

    still all great, though, and averaging about six eggs a week, from each bird

    get a bunch of extras, figuring for losses and cockerels, sexing isnt perfect
     

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