Yogiman, Here's Your Answer on the Blue Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, Rog, your inbox is full, so here's the answer, LOL. That does sound like alot of Splashes in a small group, but it may just be the luck of the draw, genetically. I rarely get a splash, maybe one from each hatch, if I'm lucky.
    In this breed the cockerels feather out VERY slowly on their backs and under their wings. Suede was almost completely bald for two weeks on his back, poor thing. Also, the sides of their necks are sort of bare sometimes. The girls feather out much more evenly. And the boys do appear more bobtailed. So yep, you're right. The combs on the Orps are not usually large like BRs, so sometimes it's hard to tell by those, but the boys get wattles quicker than the girls. Hope this helps.
     
  2. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for your answer. That sure helps me. I going back to look some more.
    Sorry about the inbox being full. To much fan mail. lol I flushed it.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yogi, need toliet paper?????[​IMG]
     
  4. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EweSheep asks:
    Yogi, need toliet paper?????

    [​IMG] Ya' know something Robin. At this point in the juncture I have no ideal what it is I need. Probably toilet paper and some professional therapy would help. Is there a doctor in the house?
    I can't ever remember not having chickens, being around them and handling literally thousands of them in my life time. Never proclaimed to know all there is to know about them and still don't. Was doing just fine in life too. Just me and my buff orpingtons.
    Then one day by some quirk I stumbled upon BYC and all these fine folks. Then I learned about blue, black, splash, lavender and mottled orpingtons and things have not been the same for me since. All I am able to do now is just say hugh? Dugh! and feel like a babbling idiot. [​IMG]
    Then there's this certain person, no name mentioned, that just would not let well enough alone until "they" (she) brainwashed me into ordering a bator. So now the $64K dollar question is: WHAT NEXT? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Duh! After the 'bator comes the eggs! [​IMG]


    Pssst ... I can smell when someone is talking about me [​IMG]
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yeppers,,, Got eggs!.....Now I know who the enabler is...LOL

    post pics and "we" will tell ya what you have cockerals or pullets..."we' are good !!!! You running back and forth looking at your chicks?


    lol
     
  7. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I gotta quit reading all these posts on here about them dang blue orps. I'm running back and forth looking and getting more confused each time, if that is possible. You women folk are messing with my head. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    We're not messing with your head...just trying to make sure you do it right!! [​IMG]
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    WE are good to enable MEN for chickens! Women power! [​IMG]
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Yogiman, we gotta love ya! Maybe a Gordie chick will retain your sanity! [​IMG]
     

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