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Does anyone have experience with a W.Leghorn/B.Orpington cross?

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We just bought some local eggs to hatch (fun project for my 4yo!) from a local woman.  

The cross is:

White Leghorn Hen/Buff Orpington Roo.  Has anyone tried this combo?  How do they lay and what are their personalities like?

 

The other ones we got are Easter Egger Hen/Buff Orpington Roo. Anybody?

 

I am excited to see what they look like! :)

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I have! My leghorn is barred, so that's why this big guy has barring. He was a sex link, so I knew he was a rooster from the start.



He's since filled out more and is very pretty. He has an excellent temperament.

As far as hens go, I don't have any from this cross, but I have a friend who does and they are a gorgeous soft buff color, good personality, pretty good egg layers, and they do go broody.
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Thanks for the reply!  We stuck 3 in the incubator last night so hopefully we can report back on our own in a year :D

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I've had some Buff Orpington rooster X White Leghorn chicks. The offspring were primarily white and they were in between both parent breeds in both temperament and laying ability; pretty calm and docile birds, probably closer to the Orpingtons than to the more high strung Leghorns; and excellent layers, not quite as good as the Leghorn hens, but better than the Orpington hens. Their eggs had a slight tint to them, sort of a cream or light beige color.

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