Buff Orpington/ Buff Brahma mix?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dandydoodle, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Does anyone have this mix? We just got a chick that is this mix. I am very excited to know what it will look like when it is older. Does anyone have a picture of this mix when it is older that I could see.

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  2. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Oh gosh I would LOVE to see this! I have begun to really like the look of Buff Brahma's. Does the chick have feathered feet??
     
  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
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    No, unfortunately their isn't any feathers on the feet. When it gets a little older and we can tell what it looks like I will try to post you a pic. I am excited. [​IMG]
     
  4. WaggingTails

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    I actually have a 6 week old one in the house right now. Daddy was pure buff Brahma and mom is buff orpington. We have had two chicks from these chickens. Both chicks are/were buff colored with some dark feathering on the outside edges and feathered feet and super sweet and inquisitive. The first chick died at 2 months so she never got entirely feathered out. I also currently have a buff brahma/astralorp chick of the same age 6 weeks. The astralorp is all black with a tan chest and feathered feet so all three chicks that we have hatched seem to have gotten most coloring from momma and feather feet from dad. All the chicks have been HUGE so I suspect they get size from dad also as he was a HUGE Brahma, probably at least 10lbs and around 30" tall. I will see if I can get a currect photo of her, this was from 2 weeks ago at 4 weeks.[​IMG]
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If the chick is the result of a pure Buff Orpington and a pure Buff Brahma crossing, I'd expect the chick to have a pea comb, feathered legs, and white skin. If lacking those traits, then the chick was not from 'pure' parents. The chick may or may not develop the black markings of the Buff Brahma.
     
  6. WaggingTails

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    Hatch day one, and at 4 weeks. The black one is astrolorp-buff Brahma, yellow is buff orpington-buff brahma. The other chicks are bantam silkeis of the same age. [​IMG]
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  7. WaggingTails

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    Both parents came from hatcheries and are supposed to be pure bred so I don't know what to say. I could post photos of the parents too. Here's one I just took of my 6 week old. [​IMG]
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree the white skin from the Orp momma should be dominant. Either she's not an Orpington, or someone else is the momma.
     
  9. WaggingTails

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    My brahma had dark yellow feet like these buff chicks do as well as feathers on their legs so they got skin color, feathers and comb from daddy. Looking at this brahma hen I don't see much of a pea comb. I was searching on the internet and the really young brahma chicks don't have much of a comb or color on their faces.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Feathered legs are partially dominant. so any chick with either parent having feathered legs should have lightly feathered legs at least. Buff is a very competitive/dominant color, so a buff chick is not unheard of with a buff parent. But the white skin should be dominant, no matter which parent was which. Not that it matters one bit to me who the chick's parents are. Just striving to educate is all.
     

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