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BigRed's 1st generation sons - Photos

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MissPrissy, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    This is the first generation cockerals from my red orp breeding project.

    The brassy red is visible not as intense as BigRed's.

    I have eggs in the bator. Hopefully some of these are generation 2. I added 2 new pullets that are daughters of Red to his pen a few weeks agao.

    Big Daddy Red -


    His 2 sons I kept.







    The girls look like buff orpingtons with maybe a speckle of black showing through on the tail. One has whiteish legs and one has slate legs.
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Looks like you have something to work with there Angie! Thanks for keeping us posted!
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Not as bright red as he is, but still handsome fellows.
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Lookin good!

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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    They aren't as bright, shiny red as their dad, but they are good looking fellas. I'm crossing fingers that Meg will produce some that will take you much closer to your goal, Angie. Thanks for updating the project!
  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I am keeping my fingers crossed that Big Red's son (the one I have) will turn out bright red. [​IMG] since I have only one I am treating him like a king [​IMG]
    Angie, they are absolutely gorgeous. [​IMG]
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    They are nice looking roosters, even if they aren't as bright red as Big Red.
  8. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Love them. Big Red is so shiny. What do you feed your birds MP? I mean do they get some type of supplement for the shininess? I think I read you fed sunflower seeds, or am I dreaming again?
  9. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Very good looking MP.Anytime you want to send some of his egg's this way I won't be mad at you. [​IMG]
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Very nice,,,,,that one hen in the first picture looks nice and dark too.

    Those freckles are cute on his chest too, but I suppose not exactly what you desire.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009

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