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post #31 of 36

The Russian Orloff is a red Mille Fluer color and the Rhode Island Red is a Solid Red color.  The white Mille Fluer patches are recessive so in the first cross you should get all solid red colored birds (but you may discover that your RIR aren't a pure bred and you think and get some variation).  

 

The RIR has a columbian restrictor and Dark Red genes to make the cockerel all red.  I am not really familiar with the Russian Orloff, but think that I have seen some with black breasts.  If that is the case then you will be splitting the dark red and columbian restrictors with the cross and would get both red breasted and black breasted cockerels.

 

The Russian Orfloss has a raspberry comb.  I am not 100% sure on the genetics of that comb type but think that you will come out with something closer to the raspberry comb on the offspring (but again you may find that you Orloffs aren't as pure bred as you though get a range on the combs).

Down to just Cream Legbars...

 

Cream Legbar Club 

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Down to just Cream Legbars...

 

Cream Legbar Club 

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post #32 of 36
I think it would be cool to have a black chicken with green eyes.


This is my mottled Cochin buff brahma cross bantam pullet


When she was younger
post #33 of 36
Hello! I am trying to design my own special EE strain. I am crossing BBS Ameraucana with faverolles. I also have some RIR and a australorp that I may try to hatch some from. I saw the 'favacauna ' on my pet chicken and cute as they are but I want to have the fluffiest, best winter laying feather legged sweeties around. No one is quite old enough to lay yet but as time goes on... 😊
10 fluffy chickens, 2 royally spoiled cats, 1 exceedingly tolerant DH and 2 beautiful boys!
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10 fluffy chickens, 2 royally spoiled cats, 1 exceedingly tolerant DH and 2 beautiful boys!
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post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by Chick_In_The_Burbs View Post

Hello! I am trying to design my own special EE strain. I am crossing BBS Ameraucana with faverolles. I also have some RIR and a australorp that I may try to hatch some from. I saw the 'favacauna ' on my pet chicken and cute as they are but I want to have the fluffiest, best winter laying feather legged sweeties around. No one is quite old enough to lay yet but as time goes on... 😊


keep us posted!

 

I have a faverolles pullet that I planned to cross with my araucana roos (mixed colours) but I am not sure if she will be accepted by that wildish flock. she is too skittish. favaucana inspired me as well.

post #35 of 36
If I wanted to make a new color of Cochin bantam, would the eyes have to be the normal orange color or could that color chicken have a certain color of eyes?
post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by Violetsfeathers View Post

I think it would be cool to have a black chicken with green eyes.


This is my mottled Cochin buff brahma cross bantam pullet


When she was younger

This is that pullet all grown up and her and her brother both have green eyes.


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