Splits are available for anyone in need. For those unfamiliar with the term "splits", it basically refers to a bird who's hiding its genes... a liar if you will :) For example, the majority of our splits will look like a basic black orp. If a bird is said to be a black split to lavender, it will produce both black & lavender chicks if mated to a lavender. Splits are beneficial in many ways.
With exception to the lavenders, all our "English orps" were derived from imported stock and are bred to British standards. Our lavenders will have a percentage of American lineage as we've been breeding them for many years with the goal of a better laying lavender of English type. It's been a long event but the end is in sight!!
Hatching Eggs - per dozen
Black orps are one of the heaviest varieties we keep and yet the calmest bird on the farm. They have a beautiful green sheen that really makes them shine!
We currently keep 2 pure lines of the blacks which could help add diversity and vitality to a flock that may be in need.
~ English Orpington's ~
Perhaps only a geneticist can appreciate how truly spectacular they are, but we can all appreciate how stunning they appear!
Muddy Feathers Farm