Buff Orpington x Red Sexlink = What color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Celtic Hill, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    what would i get if i crossed a BO with a Red Sexlink?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    If the male is the red sex link and the female is the buff, I’d expect the female offspring to be either buff or silver (white) and probably with a Columbian pattern. I’d expect the males to be either buff or to look like the red sex ink male, white with the yellow-golden hackles and saddle. Males would also probably be Columbian patterned.

    If the female is the sex link and the male is the buff, I’d expect male and female offspring to both be buff colored, probably with the Columbian pattern. It would not surprise me if this buff is a little darker red than the buff father but lighter than the red mother.

    This is based on running Henk's calculator. There are different ways to make buff in a Buff Orp and different breeds can be used to make red sex links so this could easily be off. It also does not take into account melanizers and such to a great extent so there could easily be some leakage, especially on the male offspring. What I gave you is he idealized colors and patterns.
     
  3. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Thank you! Anything is better then nothing!
     
  4. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] this is what you get when you breed a red sex link female with a male buff orpington
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Pretty!
     
  6. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, very! They're sweet girls.
     
  7. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a couple in the incubator. Hope they will look as pretty as yours.
     
  8. stormndixie24

    stormndixie24 New Egg

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    Wow didn't know anybody was doing the very cross that I want to do if anyone could please tell me what the color of the roo's are and do they darken up or what is the color patterns are on them and what is their egg production is like
     
  9. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not hoping for any roos but they hatched the 19th of March. Their mom hatched out 7 and 4 died because she would go back to her nest and accidentally leave them. This is them at 9 weeks old[​IMG]

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  10. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    also these turned out to look like sad
    also these turned out to look like dad. The only thing they've inherited from mom is the black tail feathers and the black wing feathers so I'm guessing the roosters will turn out to look like mom.


    This is mom[​IMG]

    This is dad[​IMG]
     

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