Anyone know what whould be the outcome if?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Eps32, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I breed a pure breed blue Orpington rooster with a pure breed chocolate Orpington hen? Would I get both blue and chocolate chicks? Or would I get a different color all together?
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You would get blue and black offspring. The cockerels would carry chocolate.
     
  3. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keesmom is correct.
    This post not so much. You will never get chocolate chicks without a rooster that is chocolate or that carries chocolate. Chocolate is sex linked.
    You will also not get hybrids from your cross. Hybrids are a result of crossing two different breeds which you are not doing.
    That brings up the last statement. Your offspring will be 100% orpingtons. The pullets will be no different then pullets hatched from blue or black hens and will breed true to bbs breeding.
    The cockerels will carry chocolate unseen. They will be 100% orps and can be sold as such. You should let buyers know that they do carry chocolate so they are not color pure bbs orps.
     
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  4. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting thank you
     

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