Buff Orph Hen & Splash Orph Roo cross???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jayare's Chicks, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anybody crossed a Buff Orph hen and a Splash Orph roo? If so what did you get? What are the possibilities? What does anybody think will evolve from this mix?

    I am thinking of trying that also this spring/summer and see what I get. I am currently working on Red Orphs now and will be working on the BBS Orphs this spring when they grow up. I got 6 BBS Orphs from MissPrissy and want to get about 6 more BBS Orphs from someone else so I have some from 2 different gene pools.

    I am also planning to start on the Jubilee Orphs this summer also.

    I think I am Orphing out here. What do ya'll think?

    Jayare
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good luck with your Orpington project. I have not seen a buff Orp / splash Orp cross so I can't help.
     
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    Try it and see.One thing's for sure you will have some more orpington's. lol BTW what's the chances of getting a bbs chicks from crossing a True Blue Orpington roo with a Black pullet that came from Blue-Buff cross?Is it possible that she didn't get the buff gene at all?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Your buff x black hen will have half her genes from her buff parent. She will throw chicks that look black or look buff or a combination of color bleeding through.

    You won't get the pure blue orp line with a crossing with that hen even if sh 'looks' all black.

    You may get chicks that look the right color but in their background they will have the potetial to through mixed colored chicks.

    Even though the chickens in question would be 100% orpington the mixed up colors in their genetics will leave them in the same class as the average barnyard mutt chickens.
     
  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    That's what I thought but she is all black on the outside and even has the beetle green tint on her back.Her temperment is really good too.Here is a couple of picture's of her from last week at 6 months old.

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  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Jayare, good luck with your projects. They sound like lots of orpie fun. And welcome to the addiction. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  7. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Let us know how it turns out.
     

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