BBS Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sparkalator, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have BBS Orpingtons chicks and can only keep one rooster, which color roo should I keep with my BBS pullets?
     
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  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Blue
     
  3. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks BamaChicken!
     
  4. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm, I would actually keep a black. You'll want to breed blue and splash hens back to a black roo to keep the edging good, so if you can only keep one roo keep a black roo.
     
  5. Framac

    Framac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it depends on what you are looking for.

    If you want to produce B/B/S chicks, then it has to be a blue rooster.

    What are you looking to do?

    Regards,

    Christopher
     
  6. mgmog

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    Best type regardless of colour.
     
  7. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to produce some nice Blue and Black chicks. I will definitely keep the best one for type for the color I choose.
     
  8. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do Blue x Blue because the blue is the hardest color to perfect. That way you know what the lacing is like in the parent stock . There is an Ameraucana breeder that only keeps blues for their breeding pens just because of the lacing issue. He will show the offspring regardless of color but to perfect the blue he keeps only blue because of lacing and type of course.
     

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