BASHEWA Country Chickens has a number of Orpington colors including gold laced, blue, and black, buff, koekoek and lavender. While they are all beautiful birds, limited space and a desire for superior breeding results have forced us to choose between the many varieties. Beginning in 2014 we’re focusing on Orpingtons. With their huge, round bodies and striking color patterns, they create an unforgettable impression. Despite their remarkable size and appearance, orpingtons are among the most gentle of any chicken breed. Gorgeous, calm, and good egg layers, they manage to strike a wonderful balance between beauty and utility.
Orpington Chickens Specifications
Purpose: Meat & eggs
Temperament: docile with friendly disposition
Climate: best in cooler climates due to large body size, but can acclimate to warmer regions
Uses: excellent rate of growth, produce fine table birds
Average Female Weight: 4.00 Kg
Average Male Weight: 5.00 Kg
Egg Size: Large
Egg Color: Brown
Egg Production: good 175 – 200 pa
Orpington Chickens Variations
Gold Laced Orpington Chickens
Black Orpington Chickens
Buff Orpington Chickens
Splash Orpington Chickens
Koekoek Orpington Chickens
White Orpington Chickens
Lavender Orpington Chickens
Blue Orpington Chickens
THE BLUE GENE
The Blue gene is an incomplete dominant gene which means that if a bird has inherited one Blue gene from one of its parents then it will be Blue but if it is pure for the Blue gene and has inherited two Blue genes (one from each of its parents) then it will be Splash.
So Splash is actually the pure breeding form of Blue and therefore will breed true so Splash mated to Splash will always breed Splash
Orpington’s have an established required Blue shade that the dedicated breeders have perfected but in other poultry Blue can be anything from a very pastel powder Blue through to a dark Blue Black.
It is believed that the Black that is present in the genetic makeup of an individual bird the darker the shade of Blue.
Black x Blue= 50% Black / 50% Blue
Blue x Blue= 25% Black / 50% Blue / 25% Splash
Black x Splash= 100% Blue
Blue x Splash= 50% Blue / 50% Splash
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