why does it seen like Orpington are all round best

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by robertmount, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. robertmount

    robertmount Out Of The Brooder

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    everytime i look for a broody breed orpington always pops up or when i look for a egg layer thay are there again mmm....
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Perhps because they are known to go broody, are moderate producers of eggs, and are dual purpose also. Quite good to eat. [​IMG]
     
  3. robertmount

    robertmount Out Of The Brooder

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    well that exsplains it hehe :) and i betthay are :p
     
  4. lucky123

    lucky123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coronation sussex are a better dual purpose bird than a orpington. They feather out sooner, lay sooner and lay more often. I've had black, lavender and buff orpingtons to compare with over the years.
     
  5. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a speckled Sussex hen who is pretty, doesn't pick on the docile bantams, survived being carried around by a bob cat and is a good layer. I think they are great birds : ) The coronation Sussex are beautiful! So are the light Sussex, and they are supposed to be better layers than the speckled. She isn't quite a year and has gone broody two times.

    But English orps are fluffier!!!!
     
  6. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Friendly, quiet, good layers, docile, delicious, good looking, not flighty and good mothers.


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  7. robertmount

    robertmount Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you guys! means alot
     

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