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Rhode Island Red & Buff Orpington cross

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Does anyone have  pics of a cross between a RIR  Roo, and a Buff Orpingotn hen?... I'm planning on hatching some eggs, and was wondering if that particular cross made for a good laying hen? It seems to me that at the very least it sure would be a nice looking bird.

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Here's a post with pix by my wife, http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=85233
I think the lighter ones are a RIR-Buff mix. when we got them the only breeds he talked about having were RIR and Buff Orp's.


Edited by Bird Hearder - 9/2/08 at 9:33am
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Here's a post with pix by my wife, http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=85233
I think the lighter ones are a RIR-Buff mix. when we got them the only breeds he talked about having were RIR and Buff Orp's.


So, I take you bought these birds from an indivual who hatched them?  are any of them laying now?, and if so how well?

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We bought them from a man who hatches chicks, yes. But it's more of a business than a hobby- he claims to have over 500 birds. Initially we got 12, and were told there were RIR's. And out of the 11 that survived, all but one were dark colored, truly RIR looking.  At age 6 weeks, we took 5 roosters and traded them for hens that were supposedly the same age, and also RIR. None of them were reddish.
In the tomato picture on my post, the one with the tomato, and the one next to it, the darker ones, are from the original group.
We never saw "the farm" where the chickens lived. So we really don't know what was running around there. All we know is he sold RIR's and Buff O's No other breed mentioned.
As of now, they are  just 16 weeks old, so it'll be another  month before they start laying.
They are sweet birds, no matter what the mix. And kinda pretty in their own way ( except that poor mutt roo LOL)

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Yours are just about as old as mine...I'm hoping to hatch a few next spring, and keep a few hens. I'm also going to try and hatch some RIR & Barred rock hybrids too.

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Here's my Papa. He is the resultof a RIR rooster and buff orp hen.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k219/rinksgi/IMG021.jpg

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Here is my BO/RIR cross....A little cockerel ^_^ His name is Cairo. He seems to be a bit flighty right now, but hes going through the stages of becoming a roo.....His tail feathers, since i took the photo, have become MUCH darker and more upright. He has such soft feathers big_smile

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12583_img_2016.jpg


His dad was the Buff Orp. and his mom was the RIR...Hope this helps you any ^_^


*NOTE* He is the golden one in the foreground...NOT my Cuckoo Morans poullet. lol lol


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