Barred Rock rooster x Buff Orpington hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TheBanditQueen, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. TheBanditQueen

    TheBanditQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a Barred Rock rooster and Buff Orpington hen, what would the chicks look like when they hatch? What might they look like when they grow up?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    That can be a very fun combination. In theory all the chicks will be the same color/pattern as the barred Rock, black and white barred. But that is just theory. All of them will be black and white barred, but that buff can do some strange things with black. It is very possible some or even most will have buff to orange splotches. The males seem to pick it up more than the females, but the females can see that too.

    Some may be just black and white barred. I suspect several will have some buff to orange feathers, especially around the head and neck. Some may have some fairly large areas of buff or orange. Some may be more buff, some more orange.
     
  3. TheBanditQueen

    TheBanditQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds pretty!!
     

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