i joined the forum to find an Orpington

An area for those members in France to discuss things that are specific to France. Normal discussion should be in the main forum areas.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
hardworkinghippy

i joined the forum to find an Orpington

Post by hardworkinghippy » 21 Feb 2013, 16:14

...but just around the corner there was a woman selling a couple of Gold lace Orpingtons - how's that for good luck ! :grin:

Here's a photo of the cockerel, settled in and off into the woods for a walk with his ever-changing bunch of lady admirers.

Image

I'm still looking for some very dark Marans eggs or even a couple of hens but I don't want to travel too far to get them.

I bought two "Marans" hens from the market at St Astier a few months ago. The girls are now laying little pale beige eggs... :mrgreen:

User avatar
NannyP
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 14980
Joined: 13 Apr 2005, 21:04
Location: 86310 Nr St Savin
Contact:

Re: i joined the forum to find an Orpington

Post by NannyP » 21 Feb 2013, 17:03

He is tres beau! Hope he makes some good chicks :grin:

User avatar
Lily
Hen
Hen
Posts: 1006
Joined: 21 Oct 2007, 15:57
Location: Wales

Re: i joined the forum to find an Orpington

Post by Lily » 21 Feb 2013, 17:04

He's a beauty, welcome to the forum. :wave:
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."

User avatar
crazypianolady
Dutch Bantam Cockerel
Dutch Bantam Cockerel
Posts: 5139
Joined: 26 Mar 2008, 15:30
Location: Nottinghamshire

Re: i joined the forum to find an Orpington

Post by crazypianolady » 21 Feb 2013, 17:28

He's a handsome chap! :)


It might be a trick of the light, but his leg scales look a bit rough - are they okay? :?



:)

MrsMopp
Chick
Chick
Posts: 440
Joined: 20 Oct 2008, 13:57
Location: Sussex, England

Re: i joined the forum to find an Orpington

Post by MrsMopp » 21 Feb 2013, 17:35

Welcome :grin:

He does look like he might have a touch of scaley leg - I'd check it out. However, he is quite a nicely marked GL orp, with a good head and comb, congratulations on finding him in France 8)

ladyplumber
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1566
Joined: 15 Oct 2011, 22:10
Location: Billinge, Wigan

Re: i joined the forum to find an Orpington

Post by ladyplumber » 21 Feb 2013, 18:13

Very handsome ! I hope one of my eggs in the incubator turns into a clone of him !

By the way, welcome to the forum :wave:
1 BlackRock 2 Speckledys 1 Black Brahma 3 Light Sussex 1 Auracana 1 (noisy) Silver Laced Wyandotte 4 Marans x Cream Legbar
4 Barnvelder x Cream Legbar 1 Blue Splash Orpington 2 Chocolate Orpington 5 Gold Laced Orpington

sarros

Re: i joined the forum to find an Orpington

Post by sarros » 01 Mar 2013, 10:16

Very handsome and excellent luck! He does appear to have scaley leg mite though, which you should treat quickly so that the others don't get them. Easy to deal with at least! Lovely markings too! :mrgreen:

markthespark

Re: i joined the forum to find an Orpington

Post by markthespark » 06 Mar 2013, 19:23

Welcome Irene.

Tis a small world, so it is...!!! :wave:

User avatar
Moriarty
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1113
Joined: 31 Mar 2009, 07:30
Location: Lot-et-Garonne (47), southwest France

Re: i joined the forum to find an Orpington

Post by Moriarty » 06 Mar 2013, 20:11

oooooh he's a goodlooking boy, beautiful colouring! Welcome to the forum, I'm 30 miles south of Bergerac!
my chooks: Sage&Onion, Roger the randy cockerel, Squawkbox, Bonnie 'N' Clyde, Pancakes, Custard, Omelette & EggNog. Plus four garden cats and another half dozen feral ones that I feed. And a nursery of pipistrelle bats in the verandah roof ..

Post Reply