Buff orpington male X production bird female

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thebackyardfloc, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. thebackyardfloc

    thebackyardfloc Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just thinking of a few questions about breeding these together.

    1) would they be sex linked
    2) would they be good meat processing birds
    3) colour would they be




    Thanks in advance, Jay [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2015
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Do you mean Production Red?

    They would not be Sex Linked.

    They would be good layers and probably below average meat birds, if the parents are hatchery stock.

    They would come out light red. Typically a New Hampshire-type color.
     
  3. thebackyardfloc

    thebackyardfloc Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, as you can tell im pretty new so I will do my research
    :frow
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on QueenMisha's post; to get sex linked offspring, you would need to cross your Buff Orpington male with either a silver gene hen (which would give you Red Sex Links) or a barred hen (which would give you Black Sex Links).
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    X 3 Queen Misha's post
     
  6. thebackyardfloc

    thebackyardfloc Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
    I decided to get light sussexes instead
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. You can cross your Light Sussex hens with a solid colored rooster and get Red Sex Links.
     
  8. thebackyardfloc

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    Thanks but I would like to raise some pure bred LS instead anyway as I have found a great scource
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome. Light Sussex are a wonderful breed; typically friendly and gentle temperaments and good layers of large brown eggs. Good luck with the LS. :eek:)
     

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