Breeding Buff colored Poultry

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ArieBLB, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. ArieBLB

    ArieBLB Chillin' With My Peeps

    199
    0
    99
    Feb 23, 2010
    Goirle, The Netherlands
    Hi friends,

    I would like to open a thread for all those who like breeding Buff colored Poultry.
    Maybe we could help eachothers with breeding problems and exchanging material if we like.

    Show pictures of your birds and tell us what breed they are.
    Any breed is welkom if they are Buff colored.

    I hope you like this thread and I may say welkom to you all.

    Greetings Arie

    This are my American type Buff Leghorn Bantams

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  2. cuntryuppiechick

    cuntryuppiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    469
    7
    111
    Apr 29, 2011
    One of my buff Orps, that was supposed to be a blue Wyandotte. They are the worst cuddle hogs ever.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. ArieBLB

    ArieBLB Chillin' With My Peeps

    199
    0
    99
    Feb 23, 2010
    Goirle, The Netherlands
    Quote:I don't have experience with that. Leghorns are not easy to hug.
    The color looks decent.
     
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Great Idea! This will be an awesome thread for people who have questions about breeding chickens of the buff variety!
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    7,950
    269
    321
    Aug 20, 2010
    Colmesneil,TX
    I am very interested in learning about breeding buff color. Not that I plan to work toward the perfect buff color, but there is so much about it that seems confusing. For instance, I've read that the color is often difficult to maintain through generations and they are bred with blacks to improve it. Yet you'd end up with an odd colored thing and spend forever breeding the black out, wouldn't you? In any event, I'll be following this one for sure.
     
  6. ArieBLB

    ArieBLB Chillin' With My Peeps

    199
    0
    99
    Feb 23, 2010
    Goirle, The Netherlands
    Quote:Yes, the blacks are often used to improve the Buff-colored animals. I would only use only a black, as another good buff-colored animal is not available. The cross with a black animal that does it for about 5 generations to complete and you have animals again reasonable. Then the trick is to find the right pair to put together to get the best color on your chicks.

    Breeding buff colored animals, remains an art and will have many dropouts.
    Use only cocks with a nice, even, solid buff color to the skin. I use mostly males that be darker two tones in Buff color then the females.
    With well-colored shafts of the feathers, and as close as possible Buff to the skin and free of any other colors in every part of the plumage.

    I try to use females that have the same color in the back and breast feathers as the color of my cocks breast feathers.
    I try also to compile Breeding pairs, of which one parent is free of black pepper in the tail and other feathers.

    If it is not possible in one generation, take your time and try it in more generations to get well done.

    The best way to see if your bird is from quality buff color, is looking at the color when your matured birds are molting and get back the same full buff color as they have had before.

    A good breeder of buff is someone with patience. Someone who want to take risks and look what is best for keeping the best color on his birds.
    Breeding winners is difficult, because Buff has many different tones Buff and not every judge loves the same tone Buff.

    Breed them as you like to see them the most by yourselves and have pleasure by breeding them.
     
  7. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

    401
    2
    131
    Dec 27, 2007
    Project bird..........has Silkie, Phoenix, Onagadori, and Ohiki in the mix..................................................................chrisf[​IMG]
     
  8. ArieBLB

    ArieBLB Chillin' With My Peeps

    199
    0
    99
    Feb 23, 2010
    Goirle, The Netherlands
    Quote:Nice bird.
    What purpose do you want to achieve? It seems a lot like the color Buff Columbia at this picture.
     
  9. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    From the past year of owning buff birds I have learned that when evaluating color it's important to keep them out of the sun because their color will fade. Just a thought I had and figured I would share!
     
  10. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    6,337
    315
    288
    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:Nice Orangy color.... I myself like the Lemon color and I aim at a totaly cream bird...

    My Naked Neck Lemon Buff Cochin Hen..

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by