buff orpington/rhode island red cross

dave3877

Songster
12 Years
Sep 16, 2007
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crockett, texas
i have juvenile buff orpingtons and rhode island reds. i want to cross them but im not sure of the outcome does anyone here have any experience or is there an actual breed that these 2 make
 

redhen

Kiss My Grits...
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 19, 2008
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..a Red opington?..or a Buff road..??...
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...sorry..i have no clue..heres a bump up..Wendy
 

dave3877

Songster
12 Years
Sep 16, 2007
508
9
149
crockett, texas
well as it stands i have r.i. reds buff orpingtons barred rocks and sicilian buttercups. im curious about what i can frankenstien up with these guys. im really curious about a barred/ buff orp cross too. teh buttercups id like to cross with another colorful breed maybe Araucanas . i am lucky enough to have cocks and pullets of all the above minus the araucanas
 

Jayare's Chicks

Songster
12 Years
Aug 25, 2007
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Florence, Alabama
I also have a hen that I hatched out from a Black Australorp Roo and a RIR hen. She is black and has red/brown neck feathers. She is a very pretty bird. I have her in with my RIR and BO hens with a RIR roo.
I think I have figured out which eggs are hers and have 2 of hers (I hope) in the incubator due to hatch on the 8th with a bunch of my green EE eggs.

Jayare
 

cjeanean

Can't Decide
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
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Missouri
someone else posted pics of a br and bo cross, and the results were gorgeous (I thought). I want to make some of those, once I can figure out which eggs are from my bo hen. I'll see if I can find the post for you.
 

BamaChicken

Orpingtons Bama Style
12 Years
Nov 14, 2007
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Speckledhen had some of those crosses that she loved. I hatched some three years ago and they were ginger colored and very friendly. Built similar to Orp and layed very well. I gave an entire flock of them to my mother and she loved them.
 

speckledhen

Intentional Solitude
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14 Years
Feb 3, 2007
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Yes, I did, from Bama Chicken's stock of big beautiful RIRs and Buff Orps. Meg here is from Bama's RIR rooster and one of the BO hens. She is my heaviest hen.
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EDITED TO ADD: My DH adores Meg and we would have hatched more of her cross this year if Julie hadn't already separated the Buff Orps out of the RIR pen. Meg is a sweetie.
 
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