So... just wanted to say.... I saw a bird online that made me fall in love with Orpingtons. I gasped, jaw dropped, and I swear I heard a choir! <3 I understood after that what breeding was all about, because I thought, "Oh... I must have her and every bird here should look just like her." Of course, I didn't get HER but she was IT to me! I even remembered her name. So I decided to go to the BYC thread this morning and find out who owned and posted her to begin with. I read over there before, and I definitely recognize names but it's been awhile and I didn't always connect names to photos or specific posts.... anyway... It was YOU, Bama! The Orpington in the photo was Minerva. Sorry. That is all. Back to appropriate postings!
Post by chicksooner on Oct 24, 2013 8:22:31 GMT -5
Thanks for posting these. What did you cull for? I noticed your birds seem to have nice black toes and beaks. Their green sheen looks nice. What about their skirting? Do you think it can be too fluffy as someone posted about? Is there English blood? Please know that I am not criticizing but trying to learn and I have a lot to learn.
Post by d12chandler on Oct 24, 2013 11:46:15 GMT -5
Yes, they are a little to fluffy. That is Julies way. I would say between Julie and Joy they have done more to turn our black orps around and got them going in a good direction. I bet you can ask the guy you got you black eggs from if they have any of that blood and he will say yes.
Post by chicksooner on Oct 24, 2013 12:34:21 GMT -5
Blood from Bama's line? I compare my blacks to the buffs because that is what I have for reference. Their shape is different and they are more fluffy than my buffs. Is the goal to get them to look shape wise and tightness of feathering like the buffs? Did I word that right? Mine look a lot like these. Mine might have shorter skirts on them but that could just be the pic angle and grass. I remember you told me Bama is good so I was going to pick her brain a bit too. Always looking for more information.