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Barred Rock rooster x Buff Orpington hen cross - what do they look like?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TheBanditQueen, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. TheBanditQueen

    TheBanditQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just hatched barnyard mix eggs (to learn how before we get into expensive eggs). The rooster is a Barred Rock, and the hens are Barred Rocks and Buff Orpingtons. We have some of both kinds' eggs in this batch, but I didn't keep track of who hatched from which egg.

    What would a Rock male x Orpington female cross look like at hatch? What could they grow up to look like?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The barred Rock male over buff Orp hen is going to give all barred chicks. They'll be mostly black barred with some gold leakage as they age. They'll be a little heavier than the pure Rocks when they mature.

    The white legs of an Orp are often dominant, but I'm not sure if that's 100 percent over the yellow of the Rock or not. But any chick with white legs would be from the Orp momma.
     
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  3. TheBanditQueen

    TheBanditQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Donrae!
     

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