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Black Aus/Buff Orp cross. Pictures anyone?

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I am crossing my black australorp with my english Buff orp roo just for fun til I get a black Aussie roo. I have 1 chick that hatched so far. I don't know how to sex chicks and it's 4 days old and has kind of a rusty face, it's completly black with oy a reddish face. It's so cute and fluffy!! I also have a English B.O/White cochin cross chick, it's HUGE it's bigger than my B.O and cochin chicks!!

I can't seem to post pics so when I can I will. I just wanted to see if anyone else had made this cross before.

And 1 more thing is it possible to make buff autralorps??
Thanks!!
Edited by bit o poultry19 - 3/7/16 at 9:55pm
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They should look similar to Barred Rock/Buff Orpington sexlinks that a few people have bred.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/229407/buff-orpington-x-barred-rock-results-pics/20

Obviously you won't have the sexlinking that comes with the barring gene, but it should give you an idea of how the buff genes interact with the extended black.

Most of your birds should look like the sexlinked pullets, mostly black with gold/buff leakage on the head, neck, and chest area. Your cockerels will likely get some leakage through the male specific feathers as they mature.

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Here's a pic of the 1st chick that hatched, the others are in the brooder
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