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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crealbilly, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. crealbilly

    crealbilly Songster

    Apr 1, 2015
    Southern Illinois, USA
    I have a hatchery Buff Orpington Roo with several white feathers on his back. I assumed there was a bit of White Orpington crossed somewhere along the the way - is this correct? Probably best not to breed him if i want to stay closer to the buff color - correct?
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2016

  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    If he's a hatchery bird, don't breed him. White feathers are just a major defect in a hatchery bird; my BO boy had black speckles in his tail, and white feathers. If you're going to breed buffies, spend some money on good quality birds. Hatchery quality birds are a hindrance to the breed; they aren't selected to the standard of perfection. Show quality orps are huge, beautiful, enormously fluffy birds.They stand nearly twice as tall as a hatchery orpington, no matter what variety it is, and (in my experience) have way friendlier temperaments consistantly, whereas a hatchery buff can have all kinds of dipositions, from really friendly, to "Run away, the human is evil!!!"
    Don't buy orps from just anyone. A lot of people breed them because they are a popular breed, and tend to be good layers. Make sure that the breeder is a member of the American Poultry Association.

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