A Buff Orp hen x Brown Leghorn Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LeghornGuy, May 28, 2008.

  1. LeghornGuy

    LeghornGuy In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2007
    New Orleans
    Two of my leghorn hens successfully hatched several eggs.
    Four of the chicks are a cross between a Buff Orp Hen and a Brown Leghorn Rooster.

    It seems three are females and one is a male.
    The females are lighter and the male is darker.
    (I hope this is the case) Also the male's comb seems to be developing after 6 weeks. They all have yellow feet

    Is this a safe way to tell?
    Is this a sex-link trait? (or) Am I wrong? (females are light brown and males are dark)
    The male seems like his dad when he was a chick two years ago

    What color eggs will the females lay?

    You comments are welcome.
    Please chime in if you know about crossing breeds.

    I love my backyard mutts!
    Last edited: May 28, 2008

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