Buff Orp - Rhode Island Red - Intgton or something else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dipsy Doodle Doo, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Hi! I hatched a group of eggs that were Buff Orpingtons and Rhode Island Reds and got this unusually colored cockerel.
    I thought at first he might be a BO x RIR cross, but not being familiar with either breed, I thought I'd ask [​IMG]

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    I think he's much prettier than the BO's or RIR's [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    Lisa
     
  2. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    he looks like a sex-link ... what color was he when he was hatched?
     
  3. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    He looks like my Roo Johnny, who is a RIR/ leghorn mix

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  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's gorgeous! Love the color! [​IMG]

    My Orp/RIR crosses were always solid orange with some black on the tail, but with a cross you never know. He looks really light and leggy to be half Orp though, I'd expect him to be heavier. He's so handsome you'd think he was a red sexlink if you didn't know the genetics of it.
     
  5. Hi!
    I bought the eggs to hatch for someone else (that never came to pick them up) and can't remember what they looked like as chicks.
    I finally remembered who the eggs came from and the seller said he might be from a RIR hen that got in with a Leghorn roo. That would explain why he looks so much like Johnny [​IMG]

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    Lisa
     

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