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BBS Ameraucana/Russian Orloff cross. Has anyone done this before?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by M To The Maxx, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    I am hoping to get BBS Ameraucanas and some Russian Orloffs. I thought of a great idea to possibly make a beautiful bird. A BBS Ameraucana to a Russian Orloff. Has anyone done this before? Do you have pics of the birds? I am really interested in doing this. Thanks for any of help!!!
     
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  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    I would like this to be a "project" bird for me. [​IMG]
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmm Im really not sure never owned Orloffs. I bet is would be a funny colored EE with a beard. Probably lay green eggs I really don't know probably blue and gold or brown coloring. Good Luck with your project.
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first cross should give blue birds leaking red.
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:Good to know.
     
  6. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey M
    When did you get an Orloff? Is it a spangle? Hen or roo?
    We have a hen orloff that we breed with our Wheaten Ameraucana roo and all the babies so far have come out as looking like their daddy.
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:I haven't gotten one yet. I just thought it woud be a cool project. I thought of it last night.
     
  8. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, Thought maybe you were holding out on us. LOL
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, the F1 chicks from that cross, regardless of which breed is the mother or father, should come out to be the Wheaten color. The F1 chicks may show some spangling as juvenillles, but it should molt out since they only have one copy of the mottling gene.

    If you breed the F1s together, I believe about 25% of them should have spangling.
     
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  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:Yep, the F1 chicks from that cross, regardless of which breed is the mother or father, should come out to be the Wheaten color. The F1 chicks may show some spangling as juvenillles, but it should molt out since they only have one copy of the mottling gene.

    If you breed the F1s together, I believe about 25% of them should have spangling.

    So have you successfully come up with a good color crossing these breeds? Do you have pics of them?
     

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