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Breeding Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Orpygal, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Orpygal

    Orpygal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't laugh at this newbie question please. [​IMG]

    I have a Buff roo and 4 hens. Someone has offered me 3 black hens. What will the babies be if he fertilizes the black hens' eggs?

    Thanks
     
  2. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    They will be orps but they will be a mix of the colors
     
  3. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Phenotypes:
    Pullets:
    fawn/dun unicolor
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4

    Pullets:
    black unicolor
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4

    Cockerels:
    fawn/dun unicolor
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4

    Cockerels:
    black unicolor
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4
     
  4. Orpygal

    Orpygal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So overall, it's 50% will be black and 50% will be Dun? And to show my ignorance a little more, what is a Dun Orp? Multi-colored or diluted Buff?
    BTW, I am NOT planning on hatching anytime soon....just wondering what might happen. [​IMG]
     
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

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