--- Lavender Mottled Orpingtons ---

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom

    BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom Brushy Creek Home

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    Hello! I just located this forum and this is my first post!
    We are very excited about our flock of Mottled Lavender Orpingtons. I finally snapped some pics yesterday and thought I would share them here.
    As far as we know, we have the only flock in the US.
     

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  2. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Welcome to chickenland from NJ!
     

  3. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    nice looking flock Bushycreek
    we have inported english orpingtons
    1 blue roo & 4 black hens
    we are hoping to hatch out a few more for breeding stock this year


    piglett
     
  4. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Very nice looking birds. Only problem this causes me is that now I want some. :)
     
  5. Keith

    Keith New Member

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    Very nice birds! Where did you get them?
     
  6. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Yeah, I hear that. I'm waiting on buff orps and now I want lav splash. Oy!
     
  7. BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom

    BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom Brushy Creek Home

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    We have regular Lavender Orpingtons that came from a blending of the two most prominent lines in the US.

    As we began hatching from one of the breeding pens, we were getting an occasional mottled chick. So, it became clear that one of our roosters and one of our hens carried a recessive mottling gene....put these chicks together and you get a fully mottled lavender chick that WILL breed true.

    Although, I've heard of a few others that have had one of these "sports" pop out, we don't think there is anyone else at this time that has bred them into a full flock that of visually mottled lavenders.
     
  8. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Beautiful!!!!! I'm in love! :D
     
  9. BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom

    BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom Brushy Creek Home

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    Thanks, 7Chicks!
    I just came in from locking them up. While they aren't quite as laid back as our B/B/S English, after dark they make the most contented "coo'ing" sound when I walk into their pen....almost reminds me of pigeons.
     
  10. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

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    How many generations have you bred so far Brushy???
     
  11. BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom

    BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom Brushy Creek Home

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    We are on our second of all mottled.
     
  12. PouletdePouf

    PouletdePouf Hangin' with my Peeps

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    Pretty! Do you sell eggs to incubate?
     
  13. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Was wondering the same.
     
  14. BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom

    BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom Brushy Creek Home

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    No, we don't sell eggs, but we DO sell and ship day-old chicks.

    We are NPIP and can ship to most states.

    Hatch rates can be so poor with shipped eggs. We prefer to provide guaranteed chicks.

    We are hatching some varieties starting in February and the mottled probably March.

    Please visit our website: BrushyCreekHome.com

    To watch for the announcement on when the mottleds are available, Like us on FB.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Are you brushycreekgameclub?
     
  16. BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom

    BrushyCreekHomeDOTcom Brushy Creek Home

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    No, but that place sounds fun :)
     
  17. lorindaeb

    lorindaeb Junior Member

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    Your birds are so pretty! Someday when I have more room and am able to get a few more birds, I'll have to look you up. Out of curiosity, what color eggs do they produce. I have two buff orps. Such friendly gals. One of mine is broody, she squawks a lot, but still really sweet tempered.
     
  18. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    I have noticed , out of all my gals, the buffs do like to announce the laying of an egg the loudest and longest.
     
  19. lorindaeb

    lorindaeb Junior Member

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    Oh! This is sooooo true!!! My gals are terribly loud. I feel sorry for the neighbors! =)