blue laced red orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OnlyOrps, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. OnlyOrps

    OnlyOrps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a blr orp rooster and nothing else. What can I breed him to? I want to start a flock and hens/chicks are next to impossible to find. I realize it's a project so not expecting perfection but if any genetics experts can help me figure out what color variety I could buy to put in with this fella it would be much appreciated!
     
  2. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cross him with some black Orp hens and then breed the female chicks back to him next year.
     
  3. OnlyOrps

    OnlyOrps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I had my eye on some black chicks to order next! That fits in perfectly with my plans. Thanks!
     
  4. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to let you know the birds from that cross will be all black with possible leakage in the males neck. After you breed those black crosses back to their dad you will see lacing again. The lacing may not be good so most likely you will need to breed the poorly laced females to their grandpa to get back to good lacing. This is a called line breeding.
     
  5. OnlyOrps

    OnlyOrps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will keep this in mind. Thanks for all the advice! I was worried I might not get to use the poor guy.
     

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