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buff orpington/rhode island red cross

post #1 of 30
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i have juvenile buff orpingtons and rhode island reds. i want to cross them but im not sure of the outcome does anyone here have any experience or is there an actual breed that these 2 make

post #2 of 30

..a Red opington?..or a Buff road..??...gig...sorry..i have no clue..heres a bump up..Wendy

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post #3 of 30
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yeah i was thinking - red orpington lol. but i doubt the standards would accept it lol

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I have some of these. I have a RIR roo and 6 Buff Orph hens and they come out looking like a slightly darker Buff Orph. I need to take some pics of them sometime. Mine are about 6 weeks old now.

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1st Chicks Oct 07: 2 RIR, 1 Delaware, 2 Golden Phoenix & 2 Silver Phoenix
2nd Group of Chicks 1-9-08: 5 Buff Orpingtons, 2 EE, 1 SLW
3rd Group of Chicks 3-5-08: 1 SLW, 1 RIR, 1 BO, 3 EE's & 1 Australorp warmer
Ducks 3-13-08: 3 Khaki's, 1 Mallard, 3-23-08 6 more EE's, 11-10-08 6 BBS Orps
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1st Chicks Oct 07: 2 RIR, 1 Delaware, 2 Golden Phoenix & 2 Silver Phoenix
2nd Group of Chicks 1-9-08: 5 Buff Orpingtons, 2 EE, 1 SLW
3rd Group of Chicks 3-5-08: 1 SLW, 1 RIR, 1 BO, 3 EE's & 1 Australorp warmer
Ducks 3-13-08: 3 Khaki's, 1 Mallard, 3-23-08 6 more EE's, 11-10-08 6 BBS Orps
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post #5 of 30
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well as it stands i have r.i. reds buff orpingtons barred rocks and sicilian buttercups. im curious about what i can frankenstien up with these guys. im really curious about a barred/ buff orp cross too. teh buttercups id like to cross  with another colorful breed maybe Araucanas . i am lucky enough to have cocks and pullets of all the above minus the araucanas

post #6 of 30

I also have a hen that I hatched out from a Black Australorp Roo and a RIR hen. She is black and has red/brown neck feathers. She is a very pretty bird. I have her in with my RIR and BO hens with a RIR roo.
I think I have figured out which eggs are hers and have 2 of hers (I hope) in the incubator due to hatch on the 8th with a bunch of my green EE eggs.

Jayare

1st Chicks Oct 07: 2 RIR, 1 Delaware, 2 Golden Phoenix & 2 Silver Phoenix
2nd Group of Chicks 1-9-08: 5 Buff Orpingtons, 2 EE, 1 SLW
3rd Group of Chicks 3-5-08: 1 SLW, 1 RIR, 1 BO, 3 EE's & 1 Australorp warmer
Ducks 3-13-08: 3 Khaki's, 1 Mallard, 3-23-08 6 more EE's, 11-10-08 6 BBS Orps
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1st Chicks Oct 07: 2 RIR, 1 Delaware, 2 Golden Phoenix & 2 Silver Phoenix
2nd Group of Chicks 1-9-08: 5 Buff Orpingtons, 2 EE, 1 SLW
3rd Group of Chicks 3-5-08: 1 SLW, 1 RIR, 1 BO, 3 EE's & 1 Australorp warmer
Ducks 3-13-08: 3 Khaki's, 1 Mallard, 3-23-08 6 more EE's, 11-10-08 6 BBS Orps
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post #7 of 30

someone else posted pics of a br and bo cross, and the results were gorgeous (I thought). I want to make some of those, once I can figure out which eggs are from my bo hen. I'll see if I can find the post for you.

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post #8 of 30

Speckledhen had some of those crosses that she loved. I hatched some three years ago and they were ginger colored and very friendly. Built similar to Orp and layed very well. I gave an entire flock of them to my mother and she loved them.

post #9 of 30

Yes, I did, from Bama Chicken's stock of big beautiful RIRs and Buff Orps. Meg here is from Bama's RIR rooster and one of the BO hens. She is my heaviest hen.
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EDITED TO ADD: My DH adores Meg and we would have hatched more of her cross this year if Julie hadn't already separated the Buff Orps out of the RIR pen. Meg is a sweetie.


Edited by speckledhen - 9/20/08 at 6:23am

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   www.blueroocreations.com, where every artisan is a veteran or the spouse of a veteran, is moving!

Blue Roo Creations Etsy Shop is open for business during the move! Click Here!

Mountain View Heritage Poultry, Home of Nazi Rooster & The One Spur Wonder

URGENT! Always Quarantine Newly Purchased Birds!
~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

 
 

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post #10 of 30

Wow, Meg is beautiful, Cyn! Is she as sweet as a B.O.?
Sorry, I guess you did say she is a sweetie. Duh?


Edited by Gloria - 9/20/08 at 6:32am
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Proud mom to 5 grown up kids, 1 Leghorn hen, 2 Easter Eggers 4 yrs old, 2- Black Star hens, 4 BO hens, 1 BO roo, 1 Black Austrolorpe hen, 1 RIR hen, 1 NHR hen, 1 white Plymouth Rock hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 5 ducks, 1 dog, and 2 one year old BR Turkeys.
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Gloria
Proud mom to 5 grown up kids, 1 Leghorn hen, 2 Easter Eggers 4 yrs old, 2- Black Star hens, 4 BO hens, 1 BO roo, 1 Black Austrolorpe hen, 1 RIR hen, 1 NHR hen, 1 white Plymouth Rock hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 5 ducks, 1 dog, and 2 one year old BR Turkeys.
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