buff orphington and plymouth rocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sashurlow, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do not have birds yet, but do know where we will purchase them locally. Their supplier out of Ohio, but I forget the name.
    Regardless, it appears we will get two Buff Orpingtons and two plymouth rocks. Will this combination work?
    Scott
     
  2. PaintedPony

    PaintedPony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both breeds and they are great layers and get along really well. Both lay all winter if I add light hours. Is that what you meant by "will this work" in your post?
     
  3. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can put different breeds together without much problem [​IMG]
     
  4. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that the buff orphingtons are incredibly docile and need a complimentary breed. It would appear that its less of an issue than I'm reading.
    Scott
     
  5. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
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    I have 9 different breeds running together with no issue.

    My BO is very sweet. My Barred Rocks are curious and friendly. One is amusingly mischevious. If I leave the back door open she ALWAYS goes into the kitchen, and hops in the mealworm bucket.

    You will be happy with both.
     
  6. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should have no problems.
     
  7. SOchick

    SOchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both and some sex links as well. The BO and BR are my favorite as far as personality, they seem to be the most friendly with me and my kids. Our favorite BO (she died) used to let my 2 year old follow her aroung and pet her all the time. I think you will be pleased with both breeds, and they get along just fine. Also, be warned, chickens can be addictive (I know- I started with 4 and now have 14 less a year later) [​IMG]
     
  8. PaintedPony

    PaintedPony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to steal this thread, but if you cross a BO rooster with a BR hen will the offspring follow the sex-link coloring pattern?
     
  9. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    We have 2 buffs, 2 rocks, 2 EEs and 19 red sex links all together with no problems. [​IMG]
     

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