Anyone ever crossed SLWs with Buff Orps?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RAREROO, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Has anyone ever crossed a Silver laced Wyandotte roo with Buff Orp hens or vise versa? If so what colors did you get? The vise versa cross should be sexlinks.

    What about a Speckled Sussex with Buff Orps? either way.

    Any info and/or pics would be great.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    hinkjc is working on SS and orp crosses. Do a search of her threads and you'll find some pictures.
     
  3. RAREROO

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    Quote:Yes, I was on her site a while back looking at her Lavender Orps and I saw those pics, but she wouldn't tell me which breed was the male parent and which was the female parent between the two breeds when I PM'ed her.
     
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  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Speckled Sussex (SS) X Buff Orp (BO) would be much the same either way.

    I've crossed Buff Orp males onto Spangled Dorking hens. Spangled dorkings have a similar colour to SS but are on wheaten (eWh) like UK SS. The results look much like dark buff orps but with smut.

    I've made jubilee & blue jubilee Orpington wannabes. Though, I used blue orps for the first cross. They're improving but it is not easy to get good markings & typey birds.
     

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