buff orpington/rhode island red cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dave3877, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. dave3877

    dave3877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ..a Red opington?..or a Buff road..??...[​IMG]...sorry..i have no clue..heres a bump up..Wendy
     
  3. dave3877

    dave3877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i was thinking - red orpington lol. but i doubt the standards would accept it lol
     
  4. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some of these. I have a RIR roo and 6 Buff Orph hens and they come out looking like a slightly darker Buff Orph. I need to take some pics of them sometime. Mine are about 6 weeks old now.

    Jayare
     
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  5. dave3877

    dave3877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  6. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    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.
     
  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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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.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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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  10. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, Meg is beautiful, Cyn! Is she as sweet as a B.O.?
    Sorry, I guess you did say she is a sweetie. Duh?
     
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