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Buff orpington male X production bird female

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I was just thinking of a few questions about breeding these together.

1) would they be sex linked
2) would they be good meat processing birds
3) colour would they be




Thanks in advance, Jay 😀
Edited by thebackyardfloc - 12/7/15 at 11:10am
post #2 of 9
Do you mean Production Red?

They would not be Sex Linked.

They would be good layers and probably below average meat birds, if the parents are hatchery stock.

They would come out light red. Typically a New Hampshire-type color.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #3 of 9
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Thanks, as you can tell im pretty new so I will do my research
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Do you mean Production Red?

They would not be Sex Linked.

They would be good layers and probably below average meat birds, if the parents are hatchery stock.

They would come out light red. Typically a New Hampshire-type color.


X2 on QueenMisha's post; to get sex linked offspring, you would need to cross your Buff Orpington male with either a silver gene hen (which would give you Red Sex Links) or a barred hen (which would give you Black Sex Links).

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X 3  Queen Misha's  post

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post #6 of 9
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Thanks
I decided to get light sussexes instead
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Thanks
I decided to get light sussexes instead


You're welcome. You can cross your Light Sussex hens with a solid colored rooster and get Red Sex Links.

post #8 of 9
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Thanks but I would like to raise some pure bred LS instead anyway as I have found a great scource
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Thanks but I would like to raise some pure bred LS instead anyway as I have found a great scource


You're welcome. Light Sussex are a wonderful breed; typically friendly and gentle temperaments and good layers of large brown eggs. Good luck with the LS. :o)

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