Buff Orpington X Black Australorp

  • Breed Purpose:
    Eggs & Broodiness
    Comb:
    Single
    Broodiness:
    Excellent
    Egg Productivity:
    Good
    Egg Size:
    Medium
    Egg Color:
    Brown
    Breed Temperament:
    Quiet, Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Roosters - Buff with Black Tail Hens - Black with buff on the neck
    Breed Size:
    Large
    This is a cross breed chicken between the Buff Orpington Male and the Black Australorp Female. My hen has adopted babies twice and is an excellent broody hen who has gone broody 5 times and she is only almost two years old. The breed is heavy because both the Buff Orpington & the Black Australorp are heavy breeds.
    20170605_142138.jpg 20170605_142142.jpg 20170606_124214.jpg 20170606_124304.jpg 20170606_124307.jpg DSCN2075.JPG DSCN2458.JPG
  • DSCN2075.JPG DSCN2458.JPG 20170605_142138.jpg 20170605_142142.jpg 20170606_124214.jpg 20170606_124304.jpg 20170606_124307.jpg

User Comments

To post comments, simply sign up and become a member!
  1. Thomas Lamprogiorgos
    I am shocked.

    I thought black is very dominant to buff.

    I wanted to do it on italiener leghorns to result in black color with some gold feathers.

    I won't do it.

    An advice: It would be better to create a thread and not an item, when talking about a simple f1 cross.

    Thank you for informing me.
      MROO likes this.
  2. MROO
    What a totally handsome pair of chickens! I'd love to learn more about this cross.
      Thomas Lamprogiorgos likes this.
    1. View previous replies...
    2. MROO
      Thanks for the info. Regardless of their origins, I stand by my first reaction ... they are truly beautiful birds!
      MROO, Apr 9, 2019
      Thomas Lamprogiorgos likes this.
    3. DeerChicken14
      Thank you! I love these birds too!!! The mama adopted 6 babies the other day
      DeerChicken14, Apr 9, 2019
      Thomas Lamprogiorgos and MROO like this.
    4. homeschoolin momma
      @MROO This thread caught my eye. I'm beginning to think that the color combination is fairly consistent. I accidentally had a black orpington roo (essentially the same as an australorp) over a buff orp hen and got the same result in the two cockerels that survived. The buff body with the black tail. Mine had a few spots on their body, but not excessive.
      homeschoolin momma, Apr 19, 2019
      Thomas Lamprogiorgos and MROO like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: