A quick update on the blk eggs, 7 out of the 9 ot in broody pens are fertile, all 6 in bator are fertile..went from a lot of infertile to darned near all fertile..either it was the weather or inexperience rooster, but all of a sudden things look real good.I have a lot of shipped eggs in with them..its a full house.
Post by Heaven Sent Ranch on May 16, 2012 0:29:59 GMT -5
I've been in search of a UK LF Black Orp roo for quite a while now. Just recently a friend of mine purchased this boy for me! So, since I'm new to this breed, I need someone or everyone to tell me what you think of him. He is of a pretty good size. My Clevenger buffs are larger but not by much!
These pictures aren't great but he was pretty nervous in his new surroundings. Maybe in a few days I can get some better ones taken.
Debi Heaven Sent Ranch
Debi Stuhr Heaven Sent Ranch Red Bluff, CA email@example.com
As much as I hate to say it European breeders say we breed our American Orpingtons to the same type/standard they breed their Austrolorps. When I was first told that I was astonished. But just study the pictures, we can only decide for ourselves the reality of it.
The Germans have the best GL Orps . They have done an outstanding job witht the color. Their buffs are super too.
Gayle I have to agree with you on the standard. I love those mottled. While I have been recovering from heart problems I havent been out to the pens much. They told me a broody black hatched two chicks. I went out this morning to have a look at them and I may have a throw back from a mottled project I worked on several years ago. My husband told me one of the chicks had a lot of white so this morning I got to see it. The head is nearly completely white. If it makes it i will have to watch and see. I had given Big Mama away that carried that gene.
I thought those were German australorp..kind of I between Australia and britans version australorp..I have had pics of them sent to me before..sorry you have been having problems Julie..glad to hear your getting out around and enjoying your birds...
Post by bamachicken on Jun 6, 2012 21:42:23 GMT -5
Thank you Aveca. One day at a time. I have been able to throw a little scratch the last two day. My husband is doing the care now. I really want to be in good shape to start breeding some babies here in the fall when it cools down a bit.