Buff Genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bossroo, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the Buff color a dilute red? What color or pattern can you get if you cross a Buff Orpington X White Rock ? How about if you cross a Buff Rock X White Rock? My Uncle used to cross a RIR rooster onto White Leghorn hens. He got some really good layers and also cockerals that were very good fryers.They where very pretty birds ... white birds with red on their shoulders and sometimes red on the neck.
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you would be better off posting this question under Breeds, since that page is more "genetics and breeding" orientated.

    I'm sorry I don't have an answer for your question. I'm sure someone will though.

    -Kim
     
  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know if Buff is dilute red. But the chicks you're describing are red or gold sex links.

    The females are always buff with white undertones and the males are always white with red and black accents. The difference is noticeable at hatch so sexing is 100% which is awful handy!

    The females are the leading commercial producers of brown eggs. If you buy brown eggs in a store odds are it came from a sex link.

    A few notes about them are the hen has to have the silver gene -not just dominant white- for the cross to work and the female must be the white one. It doesn't work if the male is white and female is red.

    The picture in my avatar is Ella the Golden Comet which is a commercial name for a gold sex link. [​IMG]

    I think they're awesome! [​IMG]
     
  4. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know if the White Rock hens carry the silver gene too and/or the dominant white?
     
  5. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes they can carry both or either exclusively. I believe all white breeds can.

    There is also a black sex link that uses a red or buff male -again breed is not important- over a barred female. Male offspring have a white dot on their heads when they hatch and grow up barred. Females are solid black and grow up with varying amounts of red and black. Very cool. [​IMG]
     

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