Buff orp breeding??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sew the Farmers Wife, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Sew the Farmers Wife

    Sew the Farmers Wife Out Of The Brooder

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    I was admiring the buff orp Roos today at the Fair, my catalog says the Buff Hens do go broody and are good mothers. So I was thinking about getting a Roo so maybe next spring one of my girls might hatch a brood. What are general experiences with the Buff Roos? They seemed pretty mello in the cages at the fair. I realize all personalites are different, but I have heard certain breeds have a higher tendancy towards protective behavior.


    Also is the hatch rate of an Hen incubation the same as that in an incubator?

    Any info wold be helpful!
     
  2. punky rooster

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    mine was very nice and big he was 24'' tall at full size. he was my fav roo rip buffer [​IMG] but he was great hope yours will be as nice as him. Mitch
     
  3. Tater n Beans

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    We currently have a Buff Orpington roo. As far as roos go he is a sweetheart but still does his "job". Hes also really quiet but that might just be him.

    As far as natural incubation the hatch rate is reduced and fairly inconsistent from everything that I have read on the matter.

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    ~Tater
     
  4. Sew the Farmers Wife

    Sew the Farmers Wife Out Of The Brooder

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    The ones at the Fair were very nice looking and massive, getting ready to order my Standard of Perfection book though [​IMG] I love my Buff orp girls, they have the nicest personalites ...
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about breeding BO's too. I have one hen right now, and I just love her. I really hope I can hatch some next summer! [​IMG]
     
  6. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what happen to that bird that does not have feathers around the neck ?
     
  7. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing, I beleive that breed is called a turken. They don't have any feathers on their necks. [​IMG]
     
  8. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank u for answer the question never seen that breed before
     
  9. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem, I once wondered that myself! [​IMG]
     
  10. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a BO that was very handsome and not at all nice he went after every one ,just plain mean! He still lives with the Amish lady that does my birds ,she thought he was so pretty,but she told me the last time we brought birds up he got her good one day, soooo maybe, he is stew. We have an EE that is as sweet as can be. He was handled a lot as a chick, and perhaps that is the thing that makes them sweet? My BO hens are real sweet, same batch, can pick them up even when they are broody. Hope you get a good one and handle him a lot when he is a babe. [​IMG]
     
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