Here is this spring’s batch of cuties. I have given up my dreams of reproducing my pure flock of White Orpingtons. Since I can only hatch out roosters it seems, I was forced to go elsewhere. So I have added some color to the flock with Rhode Island Reds and Plymouth Barred Rocks from the local feed store.
They are about a week old now.
It should be interesting to see if I can tell the difference between this new White Rock and my current flock of White Orpingtons. Both are large breeds. The Rocks lay brown eggs and the Orpingtons lay tinted (lighter browns of various shades). And the Orpington is supposed to be a clearer, purer white. We’ll see!