Columbian Orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickndaddy, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. corancher

    corancher Songster

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    Looked at my booklet and it only has information on Buff Columbian so no help there.
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Crowing

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    That could work- the only difference between Buff and Light/B&W Columian is the latter has Silver.

    I do not recommend anything feather legged. There are several genes for leg feathering and they also have variable expression which means a bird with the gene can show anything from lots of visible to apparently no visible feathers however it does have it genetically.. certainly something that can be a problem for generations!

    How about Columbian Rocks? Actually it is possible there is already Columbian in the Orp stock, would not be surprised if it was in Buff, as an modifier gene to help create the clean buff body(Co is pretty good at clearing up "off" color on the body). Perhaps crossing the different Orp colors can tease out a bird with visible Columbian pattern..
     
  3. DutchChic

    DutchChic Chick Charmer

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    I used a white Columbian Wyandotte roo over buff Orp hens and the offspring came out buff, with columbian markings, and straight combs....except for one rooster who had a Wyandotte comb.
     
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

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    Quote:What variety of orpingtons do you have to work with? Can you obtain a light sussex?

    Tim
     
  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
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    Reverting back to a previous post, even the light brahmas will introduce leg feathering.
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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  7. DutchChic

    DutchChic Chick Charmer

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    Quote:I don't think so. That would be the blue gene involved in the Coronations.
     
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:From what I have read I dont think the blue gene is involved, but the self blue. So, I guess it is possible. Most people make the lavender orpingtons form either Ameraucanas or Old English game LF. A lavender Coronation would be beautiful on the Orpington.
     
  9. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    What variety of orpingtons do you have to work with? Can you obtain a light sussex?

    Currently I don't have any birds at all. I just like to enable the people that do...lol And when I do get birds I like to be able to go back to things I've bookmarked or written down and be able to try some of these things out. [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Those Coronation Sussex were gorgeous.
     

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