Blue Brahma Buff Orpington Cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rjdbr, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. rjdbr

    rjdbr Hatching

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    Hello

    We are thinking of leaving our blue Brahamas and buff orpingtons together, and seeing what sort of chickens we get - has anyone any experience ( and photos) of what this cross could bring ? Many thanks
     
  2. Lauren Kim

    Lauren Kim Songster

    IMG_0490.JPG Here is what the roosters would look like:
     
  3. Lauren Kim

    Lauren Kim Songster

    The hens:
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  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    No photos--but blue is a color composed of two different genes, one black, one splash. Black is extremely dominant, so you'll get about half black chicks because they'll carry the black gene. The other half should carry the splash gene, and be blue with some buff leakage.

    EDT: found a blue cochin/orp cross on the internet. Make that a lot of buff leakage.
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  5. sylviethecochin

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    Okay, I'm intrigued now, and here's a thread about someone crossing blue with buff orps.

    EDT: Here's splash rooster (giant cochin) over buff hen:
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  6. The Moonshiner

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    That's not how blue is.
    Blue is a black bird with one copy of the blue gene. Blue is just a dilute gene to black.
    No blue gene = black
    One blue gene = blue
    Two blue genes = splash.
     
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  7. Brahma Chicken5000

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    The pea comb is dominat so the offspring would not have single combs.
     
  8. The Moonshiner

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    This pic and pic of hen doesn't look like what I would expect to see from that cross at all.
    Offspring should have a pea comb or a variation of the pea comb.
    Should most likely have feathered legs also.
    Color would most likely be black or blue with leakage.
     
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  9. sylviethecochin

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    Sorry, I meant that, but I admit that I phrased it very awkwardly. I'll go fix that now.
    (And the issue's complicated by the fact that I call the diluter gene "splash." I realise that that isn't the correct terminology, but it seems weird to me to call the blue gene "blue" when the homozygous form is known as "splash." (so the gene's called blue, but the pure form doesn't actually produce blue? sort of thing) So I simplify it in my head and forget the correct terminology when I'm writing it down.)
    Thanks.
     
  10. sylviethecochin

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    Except it's not letting me edit. Nevermind.
     
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