BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › General breed discussions & FAQ › buff orpingtons or rhode island reds?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

buff orpingtons or rhode island reds?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Something got 7 of our nine chickens last night :( The feed store has day old b.orpingtons and day old ri reds. Which would you choose? We had orpingtons and loved them. but what would mix well with the survivors? The survivors are about 3 mths old....one lakenvelder and one golden sex link.  What would you choose between the two?

post #2 of 5

I have rhode island reds ,red sex links and new hampshire reds and i love them they have darder red color but the red sex links are little lighter in red color closer to buffs but darker than buff in red color Buffs are gr8 though

post #3 of 5

Flip a coin, all hatchery birds are basically the same.

post #4 of 5

Get a conglomeration(mix) of them there for variety's sake. As Matt mentioned there's not much more than a nickels worth of difference betwixt them. I was just out looking at my factory/hatchery bunch this morning Pro reds(RIR), Barred rocks, RSLs, Delawares. they all have the same Leghorn type body conformation just all have different paint jobs and some even have that dreaded wall-eyed/high-tailed, flighty, leghorn attitude. BUTTT... they lay like there's gonna be no tomorrow though, you go girls, LOL

 

Jeff

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, you can make a purse out of it, but it won't be silk. LOL
 
Maybe in about another 30-40 years I'll get this "being an expert" thing figured out by then. LOL
 
Still trying to practice Granny's advice 'if you don't have anything nice to say then keep it to yourself' LOL been at it for 45 years still don't have it down pat yet!
Reply
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, you can make a purse out of it, but it won't be silk. LOL
 
Maybe in about another 30-40 years I'll get this "being an expert" thing figured out by then. LOL
 
Still trying to practice Granny's advice 'if you don't have anything nice to say then keep it to yourself' LOL been at it for 45 years still don't have it down pat yet!
Reply
post #5 of 5

i have BO now and am incubating RIR i think both are great

 

the RIR are great for dreating Hybrids and the BO are docile and cant fly

 

so its what you want them for which will help you decide

5 Red Star, 1 Speckledy, 3 Col Blacktails, 3 White Star [Leghorn]  1 Amber Star - All Hybrid Pullets, 1 French Copper Marans - Roo, 2 Lavender Araucanas - Roos, 3 Cream Legbars - 2 Pullets & 1 Roo

 

Formerly Silverfox0786

Reply

5 Red Star, 1 Speckledy, 3 Col Blacktails, 3 White Star [Leghorn]  1 Amber Star - All Hybrid Pullets, 1 French Copper Marans - Roo, 2 Lavender Araucanas - Roos, 3 Cream Legbars - 2 Pullets & 1 Roo

 

Formerly Silverfox0786

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General breed discussions & FAQ
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › General breed discussions & FAQ › buff orpingtons or rhode island reds?